8 Top Tourist Attractions in Phnom Penh


Not only attracting tourists from all over by the unique Khmer architectural works, Phnom Penh’s capital is also mesmerizing anyone who comes here because of the busy markets, many sacred temples and historical monuments. heroic.

1. WAT OUNALOM

Referring to the most prominent religious works in Phnom Penh, it is impossible not to mention Wat Ounalom.

This temple bears many unique and sacred Khmer architectural features, attracting many tourists from all over to visit, visit the Buddha and at the same time a large Buddhist headquarters in Cambodia.

During the war, many statues of the temple were damaged but have been restored and rebuilt so far.

2. INDEPENDENT STATUE

Cambodia tourism visitors will have the opportunity to visit the Independence monument – impressive architectural works built by the Cambodian people in 1958 to celebrate 9 years of escaping the colonial rule of the French colonialists and remembering those Hero died in Cambodia’s independence.

This monument has a lotus-like shape that is stretching out, simulated by Angkor Wat and many historical monuments in Cambodia.

Currently, Independence monument is the place where important rituals take place, attracting a large number of tourists to visit and experience and interesting entertainment activities.

3. RUSSIA MARKET

If you want to buy jewelry, cloth, garment accessories, the Russian market in Phnom Penh is a great choice for tourists.

Besides fashion items, this place also sells a lot of handicraft items, sculptures of Khmer gods, … At this market, you can unleash your favorite items with price quite cheap.

4. CAMBODIA NATIONAL MUSEUM

Cambodia National Museum is considered the largest architectural – historical museum in this country, and is home to many documents on Cambodian culture and history.

The museum was built from 1917 to 1920 by French colonialists thus bringing many typical features of French architectural style combined with traditional Khmer architectural style. Visiting the museum, visitors will admire many collections of religious and artistic antiques of the Khmer during the period from the fourth century – the 13th century.

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5. DEATH BRING FOREUNG EK

The Choeung Ek dead field is about 14.5 km from Phnom Penh, one of the most crowded tourist destinations in Cambodia. This place is where visitors can see most clearly the crime of Pol Pot regime in the 70s.

Currently, in the area of ​​the center of the field, Choeung Ek also has a memorial tower for the ill-fated victims. In this memorial tower contains more than 8,000 skulls of victims of massacre by Pol Pot genocide.

6. Royal Palace of Cambodia

Surely anyone who has traveled to Cambodia cannot miss the opportunity to visit the Royal Palace.

This monumental palace was built when King Norodom moved from Oudong to Phnom Penh. It consists of a complex of buildings that are home to the King of Cambodia and the royal family.

In particular, the Royal Palace of Cambodia is also the place where the rituals and diplomatic rituals of this country take place. Royal Palace is open from 8 am – 11 pm and 14 pm – 5 pm to serve visitors.

7. SISOWATH ENTERTAINMENT AREA

Want to find an entertainment spot in the capital Phom Penh? Visit Sisowath Quay right next to the banks of the Tonle Sap River – the place known as the West Quarter of Phnom Penh.

When this vibrant and epic entertainment has a series of hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, … to meet the diverse needs of tourists’ entertainment.

If traveling to Cambodia at the beginning of the new year, visitors will have the opportunity to mix with the exciting atmosphere of the New Year boat races taking place here.

8. PHSAR THMEY (MARKET CENTER)

Central Market is also an ideal destination for travelers who want to buy cheap items, souvenirs for their friends and relatives in their Cambodia trip.

At this market, visitors can find a variety of items such as jewelry, clothes, cloth, souvenirs, etc. Not only many cheap items, Central Market also attracts a lot of tourists. visitors thanks to the unique architecture with high arched roof designed by French architect Louis Chauchon.

Do you have plans for Cambodia travel? Please hit the road today and do not forget to book a Cambodia tour package to discover the land of Temple, Temple Pagoda with the most economical cost.

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