Phnom penh is the bustling capital of Cambodia which is located in southeast asia. The city formerly functioned as a processing centre, with textiles, machine manufacturing, and rice milling. Phnom Penh is known for the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Choeng Ek Killing Fields and Wat Phnom, there are several market places selling carvings, paintings, silk, silver, gems and even antiques. Indeed, an ideal destination for a leisurely day tour.
11 best thing’s to do in Phnom Penh
1. Central Market
Markets are the places upon which life spins for Cambodia. This place is huge and sells practically anything you require whether you’re a shopping enthusiasts, a tourist interested to be a part of a bustling crowd, or simply to explore, and photograph. A visit to this city would be incomplete without visiting central market.
2. Royal Palace
The highlight of Phnom Penh is the beautiful Royal Palace with that golden color. The visit Cost $10usd per person. It is really breathtaking getting to see the beautiful culture of the country and learning about the history.
3. Wat Phnom
Wat phnom is the Buddhist temple with a total height of 46 meters equal to the height of feet (150ft). It is surrounded by other statues, flowers, candles and items of devotion and worship. The entry is free if you’re Cambodian and $1 for everyone else, the place is open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm everyday, it takes maximum 20 minutes to explore the temple.
4. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is the memorial site of the S-21 interrogation and detention center of the Khmer Rouge regime. Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, the place is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, it takes 2-3 hours to explore the museum. the entry fee is $8 per person and it also accepts mobile tickets also.
5. The vibe cafe : Scrumptious Meals
This is the only totally vegetarian restaurant in the Cambodian capital. There are plenty of homemade recipes, At dirt cheap prices, this is your destination for the great and the healthy. It is located in Russian market and opened from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, so it is a great place to have dinner if you are staying in Phnom Penh city.
6. The Olympic Market : Fabric Stores
If you like to buy fabric and you’re visiting Phnom Penh then you must surely head to the Olympic Market. The place is known for offering fantastic colorful fabrics and have numerous fabric stalls where you can find really fine collections.
7. Khmer Cooking Classes in Phnom Penh
If you love to travel and wants to learn the authentic dishes of the country and you’re visiting Phnom Penh then do visit khmer cooking classes to learn to prepare some special Cambodian dishes. You can also carry camera with you but you must need to carry an appron, and you will also get a local market tour and learn about the different vegetables and herbs.
8. Cambodian living arts – Aspsara and Traditional Khmer Dance
Cambodian Living Arts is a non-profit organisation that hosts Apsara and traditional Khmer dance performances at the National Museum of Cambodia. Tickets are priced from US$15 and shows are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and weekends from 7pm onwards.
9. Children park koh pich amusement park
Children Park Koh Pich is an amusement park at the South Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh, colourful ways to have fun, including a rollercoaster, a roller skating area and lots of booths where punters try to burst balloons with darts.
Oudongk is a town at the foot of the hill of the same name approximately 40 km north from Phnom Penh.This site is also famous for cultural patrimonies.
11. Tour with urban forage
If you want to get to know the streets and the street food of this amazing and delicious city,You’ll learn a lot about the different neighbourhoods before landing at a great barbecue restaurant for a proper meal after the sampling’s done. Yum!
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