Phnom Penh for History and Heritage Traveller
Royal Palace at Phnom Penh - Photo Courtesy Arnaud-Victor Monteux
Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia, an off-beat destination in South East Asia and part of Indo-China circuit that includes Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.
Cambodia was a French colony and Phnom Penh is home to many French style mansions. There are number of areas to visit, shop and experience in Phnom Penh especially for guests that are history and heritage oriented
Some of the interesting visit options include .
Ounalom Pagoda is among the original five monasteries serving as the headquarters for the revered Buddhists patriarchs.
Central Market (Phsar Thmei) is considered to be the best for shop hoppers where they will get good value of goods and widest range of products for sale.
Cheung Ek Killing Field is the place where approximately 17,000 peoples where tortured and killed. It has now turned out to a memorial ground and ceremony is held annually on 9th may
Chroy Changvar Bridge is basically a friendship between Cambodia and Japan constructed in the year 1966.
National Museum built in red bricks giving the French outlook is structured in pseudo-Khmer style with the collection of both the Khmer and pre - Angkor period.
Riverfront Park is a perfect place for the morning risers, as you will get to see the spectacular site of the sunrise.
Royal Palace luminous in gold is one of the impressive architectural monuments.
Toul Sleng Genocidal Museum was once a center for detention and torture.
Wat Phnom Hill is the only in the town. This hill has a pagoda which houses for four Buddha statues.
Phnom Penh is often a getaway for travelers arriving at Thailand and looking beyond beaches and hillside getaways of Thailand.