6 most beautiful places to visit in Phnom Penh

Articles Aug 01, 2020 13:40

6 most beautiful places to visit in Phnom Penh

6 must-visit tourist attractions in Phnom Penh

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21 prison)

6 most beautiful places to visit in Phnom Penh

The first place you should visit when traveling to Phnom Penh is Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. This museum was formerly the Toul Svay Prey school. However, when Phnom Penh was occupied by the Khmer Rouge, this place turned into a prison.

This museum is always rated as a significant tourist attraction in Phnom Penh. In addition to the name of the Toul Sleng genocide museum, this place is also known by the name S-21 Prison. According to historical records, this prison used to hold 17,000 Cambodians. However, only 7 of them survived. In 1979, after the Khmer Rouge failed, people discovered the prison here.

Independence Monument

6 most beautiful places to visit in Phnom Penh

This will definitely be one of the free destinations in Phnom Penh that you cannot miss when traveling to Cambodia. The Independence Monument was built and put into operation in 1962, the 9th anniversary of Cambodian people becoming free from Western domination. This structure is typical of Khmer culture, deeply traditional and is a tourist destination in Phnom Penh visited by many tourists.

Besides, there are many motels, hotels near the monument with good quality, cheap prices, very convenient for visitors. If you don’t know where to go in Cambodia, this is the ideal destination for you.

Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda

6 most beautiful places to visit in Phnom Penh

The next two places you can visit in Phnom Penh are the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. The mangroves are built close together. These two places have large space, unique Khmer architecture and are shaded by green trees. The entire area is over 174 square meters, which is a place for the king to rest and relax. However, you are still allowed to visit this famous landmark.

If you want to experience this impressive place, then you only need to spend 10 dollars to realize your dream. Tour guides will help you explore the Silver Pagoda as well as the Throne Hall and the Moonlight Pavilion.

Central Market (Phsar Thmey)

6 most beautiful places to visit in Phnom Penh

Traveling to Cambodia, you must visit the central market. This area has many diverse items, helping you to freely buy clothes, food, handicrafts and specialties as souvenirs. This is a paradise for shopping and exploring the Cambodian cuisine.

Phsar Thmey Market is the product of architects Jean Desbois and Wladimir Kangaroo. In the past, this place was the largest market in Asia. Phsar Thmey Market is an old and imbued French market, so many visitors come here just for sightseeing, not shopping.

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

6 most beautiful places to visit in Phnom Penh

The name of this attraction in Phnom Penh is impressive. This is the place to hide the traumatic history of this Asian country. Cambodia experienced a period of war and many deaths under the Khmer Rouge. Choeung Ek Genocidal Center is a memorial to pay tribute to the sacrificed soldiers.

This place is also a memorial for 15,000 people who were killed by the Khmer Rouge. To visit this place, you need to travel about 17 km from the city by motorbike or taxi. The trip is long but meaningful and valuable.

Sisowath Quay

6 most beautiful places to visit in Phnom Penh

One of the most popular places to visit in Phnom Penh is the riverfront of Sisowath Quay. This is a crowded place, with many large markets even though it has a small area, such as: Phsar Chas Market, Phsar Kandal, Central Market and Olympic Market...

When coming to these markets, you will easily find many beautiful and cheap items, mainly products with typical and traditional Cambodian characteristics. Therefore, if you intend to buy beautiful souvenirs with affordable prices for your family and loved ones, you should stop by the area along the river bank of Sisowath.

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