Places to visit in Phnom Penh

Top Things to Do in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Places to Visit in Phnom Penh


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Top Attractions in Phnom Penh

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  • b2run
    Huatulco, Mexico264 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A vital part of history. We went on our own and used the audio tour that was provided. There were tour groups coming through, but we found them mildly annoying as the guide had to explain everything. It disturbed the silence of the place. The audio tour was really well done, mixing personal stories in with the history. You could feel the sadnesses of the place, but it was definetely worth visiting. We chose to visit the killing field, which is just outside Phnom Pehn, the next day as we thought it was too much to do both on one day.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • b2run
    Huatulco, Mexico264 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Also known as the killing field, this is one of more than 300 sites in Cambodia where the Khmer Rouge killed and buried masses of people. We chose to do it on our own with an audio guide because the guides talking disturbed the reverence of the place. It is not an easy place to visit, but definitely worth going. The audio guide was really good, mixing stories with the history. We loved that there were a lot of places to sit in the shade to listen to the recording or just contemplate the enormity of what happened here.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • SeshKomanduri
    Bengaluru, India288 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice palace with a lot of interesting things to see. However, a dampener is the fact that many of the areas are cordoned off and access in not allowed. One can understand if the access were restricted to areas used by the royal family; but entire areas of the gardens were cordoned off. Many other halls in the palace were barred for entry. So it does get frustrating- after paying a steep entry fee of 10 USD.
    It is a place worth seeing, but be prepared to feel a bit shortchanged.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • AggieB
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were sorry there is no longer a cafe but this is still well worth a visit. Hugely important fundraising through well priced lovely art and craft. So close to the Russian Market it's very easy to stop by and feel good about your purchases or donation.
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • DotsGirl2
    Vancouver, Canada441 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a really large market with four wings plus stalls all around. The middle is filled with jewelry counters and each wing seems to specialize in clothing, house wears etc. I am a retired lady and don’t really need anything. What I did find interesting were the areas where haircuts, pedicures and sewing were being done. We spent about 45 minutes here
    Written 1 February 2024
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  • Bill M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As a group leader for a small tour guide company I booked a Nekong River Cruise with Inside Travel and worked withvtheir local travel Expert Hong Nham. We began communicating and planning my cruise months before our trip. Ms. Hong helped me choose the right boat, the right itinerary, and length of the cruise. We had a wonderful time and every aspect of the cruise was patch perfect. With a very tight window between our departure time in Phnom Penh andvour flight at tge sirport, Ms. Hong went out of her way to arrange the speedboat to depart earlier with a quick turnaround at the border and a speed van to the airport. We could not have been more pleased with our service from Inside Travel and partucurly with Ms. Hong Nham. We will definitely use their services for all our future trips to Vietnam. Thanks Hong!
    Written 26 December 2023
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  • midway42
    Georgia3,107 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cambodian legend tells us that in 1372 a lady named “Penh” retrieved four small Buddha statues from a floating Koki tree in the local river. After cleaning them off she decided to construct a hill near the river with a small wooden temple to house the statues. The legend of the creation of Phnom Penh was born, and it has survived since with numerous revisions. Most notable among these was attention to the hill paid by King Ponhea Yat, the last king of the Khmer Empire, whose ashes are contained in a stupa located on this site. Today it has more of a modern feel, with various vendors plying an assortment of goods along with families enjoying a relatively quiet stroll around the area.

    I visited at the end of my last day in Cambodia. Tourists are required to pay a small admission fee at the entrance (by the rabbit) and then are allowed access to the area in its entirety. I circumvented the hill at ground level to get a sense of its size (note: very manageable) then started exploring the upper levels via the grand eastern staircase. This included a number of active Buddhist shrines, the mountain pagoda at the apex, a number of smaller statues, and (believe it or not) a group of toucans (!) that have taken up residence in the trees. I visited an above-average Arts and Crafts center where I was able to purchase some quality souvenirs. I spent over an hour onsite, leaving after being assaulted by the birds [insert winking emoji] who evidently are quite territorial.

    This was a perfect way to end my time in the country, and not only because it’s where Phnom Penh traces its origin myth. After visiting a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites with fellow tourists in abundance (Angkor Wat) or not (Preah Vihear, Koh Ker), it was refreshing to see some modernity... and toucans! Flashing lights in active Buddhist shrines, citizens coming to pray for good luck and those returning to deliver on the offering promised, and purveyors of tacky knick-knacks were all a welcome site. I would definitely endorse a visit and encourage as much observation as possible.
    Written 28 September 2023
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  • Omar Khaled
    Chengdu, China13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s a little bit expensive compared to the size of the place,it will be better with a tour guide since it’s hard to understand everything inside .
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • Chan C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I been there with my friend and it was really fun and exciting there. The staffs are really friendly and very helpful. They also teach us how to play and some special trick as well. Highly recommend to everyone who want to enjoy the weekend with your friend to do the exercise. The ticket price is really affordable!
    Written 16 January 2024
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  • Sugandha
    Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was good to know about lives of king and how they run everything. The premise is well maintained and we got a guide as decent price which was very helpful. It is great to know about Cambodian culture by visiting such places.
    Written 27 August 2023
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  • b2run
    Huatulco, Mexico264 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is your typical Asian large market with sections for clothes, meats, fruits and vegetables, cloth, etc. The only unique part of it was it had a section for vehicle parts whcih I found kind of cool. Inside, it's stuffy and there's water on the floor in the meat market. It's a cool experience if you've never been to this kind of market before, but definitely not the nicest market we've been to.
    Written 26 February 2024