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Phnom Penh Travel Guide | What to do in Phnom Penh


Phnom Penh’s travel highlights include the thriving art scene, culinary experiences and stunning examples of architecture. The walkable riverfront is lined with parks, restaurants and bars, and you’ll also discover the ornate Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda here. Phnom Penh has a French colonial heritage, and the French influence is evident in the open-fronted shophouses lining the streets and several monuments.

For many visitors, Phnom Penh is a transit stop before hopping on to Siem Reap and Angkor, Sihanoukville or to the Vietnamese border crossings at Bavet and Chau Doc. But there are plenty of reasons to linger in the city. The capital has the best shopping in the country, with a vast selection of souvenirs and crafts, and an excellent range of cuisines in its many restaurants. There are also several rewarding day-trips from the capital out into the surrounding countryside.