Phnom Penh Points of Interest and Places to Visit

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Killing Fields of Choeung Ek

4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

A trip to this historic spot just 15 kilometers south of Phnom Penh is not for the faint of heart. Known as The Killing fields, some one million Cambodians ...  Read more

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

In 1975 the Khmer Rouge turned this former high school into a notorious killing center. Some 17,000 people were killed at Tuol Sleng, which was later referred ...  Read more

Central Market (Pshar Thom Thmey)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

This giant yellow dome first opened in 1937, and today, more than 70 years later, the Central Market is remains a destination for first-time visitors to ...  Read more

Russian Market (Tuol Tom Poung Market)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

A place of magic, where it’s conceivable that almost anything can be found for sale, the Russian Market (Tuol Tom Poung Market) is a haven for tourists, ...  Read more

Kandal Market (Phsar Kandal)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Kandal Market, or Phsar Kandal in Khmer, is the “market in the middle,” or “central market” (not to be confused with the other, major Central Market in Phnom ...  Read more

Royal Palace

4.5 star rating: Recommended 79 Reviews

Catch a performance of the Royal Dance Troupe at the open-air theater in the coronation hall or linger near the balcony, where the current king has been known ...  Read more

Silk Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

Known by locals as Koh Dach, Silk Island sits upstream on the Mekong near Phnom Penh and offers travelers to Cambodia’s capital city a quick escape from the ...  Read more

Sisowath Quay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

Take a tuk-tuk to the Royal Palace and begin the day along Phnom Penh’s three-kilometer strip of shops, hotels and eateries. This scenic walk wanders along ...  Read more

Wat Ounalom

4.5 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

Built in 1443, Wat Ounalom is perhaps the most important pagoda in Cambodia’s capital city. Comprised of 44 structures, including a stupa thought to contain an ...  Read more

Mekong River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 178 Reviews

The Mekong River, the 12th-longest river in the world at 2,700 miles (4,345 kilometers), is the main artery of Southeast Asia. Its flowing waters are the ...  Read more

National Museum of Cambodia

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

The National Museum is home to one of the largest collections of Khmer art in the world. Well-kept galleries display choice artifacts that pay homage to ...  Read more

Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo)

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

While visiting the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, it’s almost impossible to miss the Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo), an impressive, opulent structure. With a ...  Read more

Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument

Built in the late 1970s, the Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument is a statue located in a large reflecting pool that stands in honor of the former alliance ...  Read more

Independence Monument

A 60-foot (20-meter) tall Angkor-style monument built in 1958, the Independence Monument was constructed to commemorate the Cambodians winning back their ...  Read more

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

Lions and tigers and sun bears and elephants and deer and gibbons and snakes, oh my! At this sanctuary for rescued animals, guests can see a vast array of ...  Read more

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