Phnom Penh City Travel Guide
After a very tiring trip from Toul Sleng and Choeung Ek (check it here), we continued our tour around the city of Phnom Penh. The royal palace in Phnom Pen has been serving the royal Family for centuries. Most areas are open to the public except for the actual residence of the royal family. The Khmer-style buildings really look magnificent and well maintained. The Napoleon III Pavilion, seems out of place with its European architecture. The ‘Silver Pagoda’ or Wat Preah Keo Morokat which means ‘The Temple of the Emerald Buddha It is located next to the palace.
Wat Phnom is a Buddhist temple which means “Mountain Pagoda”. Wat Phnom is the central point of Phnom Penh. The view on top of the hill is breathtaking you can view Phnom Penhs City-scape. We had some time before the sun sets but we just decided to call it a day. Our tuk tuk driver brought as back to the hotel.
One Day Phnom Penh Itenirary
- Choeung Ek
- Toul Sleng Genocide Museum
- Wat Lanka and Independence Monument
- Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda
- Wat Phnom
Addition: In the evening you can hang out in the River Side, there are plenty of pubs and restaurant in the area. The night market is also in the same area. Since we only have a day in Phnom Penh, we were not able to shop and visit at Russian Market and Central Market. Thet sell local product, souvineer items and a lot more.