Phnom Penh – Things to do

Phnom Penh Attractions

Although sometimes overlooked in favour of Siem Reap, there are certainly enough attractions in Phnom Penh to warrant staying for a couple of days. Whether it's exploring the city's temples and markets by tuk tuk or learning more about the harrowing history during the Khmer Rouge regime at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields. The vibrant riverfront area is also worth exploring with its selection of restaurants and cafes providing the ideal place for lunch or dinner.

Phnom Penh City Tour by Tuk Tuk

Begin your tour of the capital with a visit to the city's namesake, Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace and right next door the Silver Pagoda. Continue to the nearby National Museum, built in 1917 it is an exceptional example of traditional architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and displaying Khmer art and sculptures.

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh is the site of a former high school which was used as the infamous Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime in its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979.

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