Once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’, Phnom Penh’s was knocked off its pedestal by the impact of war and revolution. However, Over the last few years the city has risen from the ashes to take its place among the ‘places to be seen’ capitals of the region, with an intriguing cafe culture, bustling bars, a stunning location on the banks of the Mekong  and a world-class food scene.

Phnom Penh is a city of great contrasts, where you can visit some of the most elegant buildings in Asia but also discover the harsh reality of its modern day history. The traditional art and architecture of Phnom Penh is amazing and you can admire the ornate buildings of the Royal Palace and the ancient temple of Wat Phnom. You’ll also discover art treasures in the Silver Pagoda and at the National Museum.

Phnom Penh has a dark side too. You’ll learn about the brutal Khmer Rouge regime from the late 1970s by visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (the former S-21 security prison) and take the journey to the poignant Killing Fields.

Phnom Penh at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Phnom Penh:

AEST -3
time difference
7 Hours
flight time
1.5 million
population
Royal
Palace
famous landmark
Fish
Amok
local food
Spring
best time to visit

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