Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia. It is situated at the confluence of three major rivers: 1)- the mighty Mekong River, 2)-the Bassac River and the great Tonle Sap Lake, what was once considered the ‘Gem’ of Indochina. The capital city still maintains considerable charm with plenty to see. It exudes a sort of provincial charm and tranquility with French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. Phnom Penh is a veritable oasis compared to the modernity of other Asian capitals. A mixture of Asian exotica, the famous Cambodian hospitality awaits.
The city takes its name from the famous Wat Phnom Daun Penh (nowadays: Wat Phnom or Hill Temple), which was built in 1373 to house five statues of Buddha on a manmade hill 27 meters high. Here in the capital, are many interesting touristy sites. Beside the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, the Choeng Ek Killing Fields and Wat Phnom, there are several marketplaces selling carvings, paintings, silk, silver, gems and even antiques.
Phnom Penh is also the gateway to an exotic land - the world heritage site, the largest religious complex in the world, the temples of Angkor in the west, the beaches of the southern coast and the ethnic minorities of the North-eastern provinces.
Below is a selection of the Phnom Penh hotels we offer on our Cambodia holidays. If the hotel you would like is not listed, just give us a call.
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