June 24, 2021 14:12

7 Things must not miss when visiting Phnom Penh

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Central market

This buiding is built in year 1937 with the large dome with four wings. Shopping in lower price. Even if the price is cheaper than other places, you can still bargain even further and don't forget to be careful with your bags!..and your valuables.


Independence Monument

Independence Monument is the castle of independence. It is one of the most important monuments in Phnom Penh. Designed by renowned architect Vann Molyvann, it was opened in 1897. It was built in 1958 to represent Cambodia's independence from French rule and today also serves as a war memorial. Located at the intersection of Norodom and Sihanouk Road, it is a landmark of the city and lights up at night.


Russian market

This place is very popular among expats and tourists alike to buy pirated DVDs, fake designer clothes, handicrafts, and anything else you can think of, this place got its name from the Russians who shopped here in the 1980s. If you are looking to shop in town, this is the place to do it.


Wat Phanom Chiew

It may 42 kilometre drive from the city, but the temple sits on a large hill and is worth a visit for both the historical ruins and the countryside. Expect to pay at least 1,000 baht for tuk-tuk per trip. See the lower payments at Phnom Penh travel guide content.


The Cambodian Performing Arts Center

The Cambodian Performing Arts Center is a traditional dance school. That can apply to attend training or watch a show. (advance reservation required) Traditional Cambodian art. Mrs. Apsara Moni Megala Dance or folk music with beautiful rhythms inspired by Cambodian daily life. Tickets start around $20 USD. Check showtimes and book at The Cambodian Performing Arts Center



If you are still not bored of the temples, try Wat Unalom. Which is located on Si Sawat Pier. It is considered the most important temple in Phnom Penh and is home to many monks. Most were damaged during the Khmer Rouge rule, but it is still the center of Buddhism in Cambodia. From the third floor, the view of the Mekong River is very beautiful.  Admission is free.


Food tours

Phnom Penh Food Tours, led by expert foodies and chefs, will take you into the city's markets and go-to restaurants to sample authentic Khmer cuisine. If you're worried about sampling street food, this is a great way to do it safely. You can eat everything from breakfast noodles until the barbecue! Tours start at $65 and are half-day tours. Available in both the morning session, starting from 7.30-11.00 a.m. and the evening 5.45-9.00p.m., food tour in Phnom Penh. 


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