Phnom Penh is the biggest city of Cambodia and also the commercial, government offices, business hubs, historical tourism and more.… The population of the city is reached to 1.5 million It’s full of old and new buildings and new building are being developed everyday it’s for the demand of new and young generations.
There bellow are 16 of the list of things to do in and around Phnom Penh city, We are more than happy to transport to see all those places
- Getting Tuk Tuk Sightseeing Tour Phnom Penh,
Pov, English speaking tuk tuk driver in Siem Reap’s ancient temples
Actually, getting in tuk tuk for an hour to hour and half is good enough to view the whole city of Phnom Penh it’s dedicated to the those of new arrival passengers into the city, and get in an English speaking tuk tuk driver is a describable driver and you will be not alone in the city. The english speaking driver is also a long year and very experience one then it’s worth to go with your private tuk tuk driver.
2. Shooting Range Club
The shooting range club of Phnom Penh is open to worldwide tourists to come to shoot every guns that they wish to blow up as they are arrived the gun range club of Phnom penh. And they are two kinds of shooting Range Clubs in Phnom Penh.
- Indoor shooting range is located around Phnom Penh airport and it’s approximately took 30–45 minutes by Tuk Tuk or Cars
- Outdoor shooting range club, it’s located about 90–120 minutes drive from the capital and also one way drive by cars. the list of Cambodia Fire Range OutDoor Phnom Penh is here https://www.cambodiafirerange.com/en/detail/view/254?ctype=article
3. The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda
The Royal Palace Built in the 1860’s, and first capital of Cambodia was on northern it’s called Angkor then moved several places around the country but Udong was other city before it moved to the city of Phnom Penh. The whole compound of the building is 174,870 square metres of breathtaking Khmer architecture and lush greenery.
Today is the home of the Cambodia Royal families of King Sihamoni and his mother queen, the palace is open to worldwide peoples to visit, everyday
Code dress to wear in the Palace
, dress appropriately for Buddhist culture. Women should cover their knees and shoulders while men should wear shirts with sleeves. Read More
4. National Museum Art Gallery
National Museum Art Gallery in Phnom Penh
The National Museum in Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s largest museum of cultural history and is the country’s leading historical and archaeological, including sculpture, ceramics and ethnographic objects from the prehistoric, pre-Angkorian, Angkorian and post-Angkorian periods.
You can find the National Museum of Cambodia a few blocks away from the Royal Palace on Street 13 and between street 178 and 182, Phnom Penh
5. Wat Phnom Hill
Set on top of a tree-covered with heigh is 27m high, made the hill is the highest mountain in the city of Phnom Penh
Wat Phnom is the only hill in town. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1373 to house four statues of Buddha deposited here by the waters of the Mekong and discovered by a woman name Penh. The main entrance to Wat Phnom is via the grand eastern staircase, which is guarded by lions and naga (snake) balustrades. At the top of the hill there are holy Buddhist temple it’s where local people and others buddhism goes there to make a prays
6. Sisowath Quay Riverside Phnom Penh
walking tour and enjoy your evening beer time
The walking tour along riverside on Sisowath Quay is other tourist spots in Phnom Penh city, the local and oversea travelers are likely to passing by to watch the sunrise and sunset. Moreover, this place is full of peoples who is coming all over the world to sit, eats and drinks in one of they favorited restaurant see flags, green trees are lots.
Good to Know about Sisowath Quay
Stretching from the Street 102 area to Street 178, Sisowath Quay is about 10 km from Phnom Penh International Airport. Tuk-tuks and taxis are widely available.
Located close to Street 98 is Phnom Penh Port, from where ferries depart to Siem Reap on a daily basis. also the big cruise with hotel rooms are regularly stop to it’s dock.
suggestion for a good walking tour along riverside of Sisowath Quay of Phnom Penh, then street 90 reached to street 240, riverside spot are good to have a walk along to see peoples, street food, big and small restaurants, hotels. From Street 178 to street 240 is National museum and Royal palace, it’s of the top visited tourist sites in phnom penh. If you would like to have a driver and also guide then let the group of Cambodian Drivers help you all.
7. Independence Monument
Independence Monument, or Cambodian is called Vimean Ekareach, it’s located in the heart of Phnom Penh city. Independence Monument was primarily erected to mark the liberation of the country from the French, who ruled Cambodia for almost a century from 1863 to 1953. The location of the Independence Monument at the intersection of Norodom and Sihanouk Boulevards in Phnom Penh.
8. Shopping at Central or/and Russian Market
ccimage-shutterstock. Central Market in Phnom Penh
Central market in phnom penh is a yellow and domed building and it was a super shopping mall in the last 1902
This huge golden domed market in the center of Phnom Penh has literally every item you could ever want to buy while on vacation. Need sunglasses? They have hundreds. In the market for a knock-off NBA cap? They’ve got every team represented. Looking for children’s clothes to send back to your niece and nephew? Outfit them like an adorable Khmer kid. You could easily spend hours wandering this market.
When you get hungry, they’ve got row after row of Khmer food stands selling fried fish, hot soup, and an array of fried bugs and spiders.
Bring your camera as there are plenty of novel things to see here. Or if you have more time to take a look at the Russian which it’s about 15–25 minutes drive from the central market
Russian market in Phnom Penh
the russian market in phnom penh offers some souvenirs of handicraft product like silver, silk crafts. the market was taken name by Russian expats during communist period in 1980 after the khmer regime toppled by a group of Cambodian who joined the mission with Vietnamese troops backed by Russian government. the khmer regime finished by 1979 Jan 07.
9. S 21 Toul Sleng Prison Genocide Museum
Before 1975, Toul Sleng was one of the big high school in Phnom Penh then when pol pot took the country of Cambodia in 1975 April 17 they converted the school into a largest such center of detention and torture in the country. after the regime was over in 1979 January 07 the site brought lives which was Over 17,000
10. Killing Fields Choeung Ek Memorial
The Killing Fields, also known as Choeung Ek Memorial, is a site to execute those of the imprisoned who had been jailed in Toul Sleng prison for while and after the imprisoned confessed the mistakes that Khmer cadres wanted them to sound out
the site of Killing Fields is located about About 17 km south of Phnom Penh City, it is one of the many killing fields and official site to kill those people who against the regime of Democratic of Kampuchea “Democratic of Cambodia” mostly those officials who from the last era. the year of execution and burial grounds used by the Khmer Rouge regime during its rule of the country from 1975 April 17 till to 1979 January 07.
11. The Silk Island Mekong Island
it’s located at the frontside of Phnom Penh city and it can be traveling by boat or land if we are traveling by it need to spend 10–15 minutes to park our car on a ferry. the silk island is a countryside and walking tour when you are reached the site.
All of those silk scarves and cotton tops you see in the markets around Cambodia- most of them come from Silk Island. Also known as Koh Dach, this small island in the middle of Phnom Penh serves as a unique way to see the rural side of Cambodia without traveling far outside the city.
Many locals here live in traditional Cambodian teak wood houses on dirt roads. You’ll notice that almost every house has a silk spinning machine under their home where women are busy hand-making these gorgeous accessories.
On the island is a silk factory where caterpillars produce silk and staff harvest them. Take a tour by the factory guide and buy silk products for a fraction of the price. Afterwards, ask the locals to point you in the direction of the yummy (and cheap) local riverside restaurant. Have an authentic meal then jump in the river with your clothes on as the locals do.
12. Sunset sightseeing boat cruise
Whether it’s romance you seek or adventure you’re after, there’s no better way to fulfill your desires than a sunset river cruise. Mekong rivers Cruises has a variety of river cruises on the Mekong to choose from.
Spending 1–1.30 minutes on the river cruise to enjoy your cold beer to see life styes of city at the middle of river by sitting on top roof of a boat
Options, The Sunset Cocktail River Cruise offers an onboard BBQ with local ingredients and traditional Khmer sides, along with cocktails and wine. Eat slowly as you pass the Royal Palace and watch the sun go down over the river. This cruise lasts about 2 ½ hours and is perfect for couples and groups.
There are also destination cruises to choose from that take you to places such as the former capitol of Cambodia called Udong, Silk Island, and even multi-day cruises up to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat.
13. Apasa Traditional Dancing
Cambodian Living Arts is a non-profit organisation that hosts Apsara and traditional Khmer dance performances at the National Museum of Cambodia. Tickets are priced from US$15 and shows are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and weekends from 7pm onwards. The organisation preserves traditional Khmer dance that dates back to the 18th century but was almost lost under the Khmer Rouge regime.
Cambodian Living Arts revived the art by gathering surviving master artists to train and pass on their knowledge to younger generations. The troupe comprises live singers and musicians in traditional Khmer costumes, performing eight classical dances of ethnic minorities from all over Cambodia.
14. The zoo at Tamao mountain
Take a tour to Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC) – the country’s largest zoo and wildlife sanctuary that is located about a 45-minute drive outside town. Opened in 2000, it is more a wildlife rescue centre than a zoo, serving as a safe refuge to rare and endangered animals rescued from the clutches of poachers, traffickers and illegal wildlife traders.
The wildlife centre’s residents now include over a thousand animals plus hundreds of exotic birds and reptiles. Managed by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Forestry Department with support from WildAid and Free the Bears Fund, the zoo occupies about 1,200 hectares land out of a 2,500-hectare forest protected area of Phnom Tamao that enjoys picturesque surroundings comprising mountains and ancient temples such as Phnom Tamao Temple and Thmor Dos Temple.
How to Get to Phnom Tamao Zoo
Phnom Tamao Zoo is situated in Tro Pang Sap village, about 35 km southeast of Phnom Penh. It’s easily accessible from National Road No 2, and a 5‑km trail off the main road leads to the zoo.
In addition to buses, tuk tuks are available from the capital to reach here. To get a better idea about the residents of the zoo, you can hire the services of English-speaking guides.
15. Tapromh temple Bati River
Ta Phrom Temple at Tonle Bati dates back to the late 12th century, featuring well-preserved stone carvings and bas-reliefs of Hindu mythology – this temple is similar in style to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. Accessible within an hour’s drive from Phnom Penh City Centre in the Takeo Province, there’s an entrance fee of US$3 to visit the temple, making it affordable and convenient option for travellers who are staying in the capital of Cambodia.
Other attractions in Tonle Bati include Yey Peo Temple (located 200 metres north of Ta Phrom Temple) and Tonle Bati Lake, a popular picnic spot among locals. Great for unwinding after visiting the temples, you can also rent huts and hammocks at relatively low prices.
16. Udong Mountain
Phnom Udong is located in Psar Dek and Phnom Bat communes, Ponhea Leu district, about 41 kilometers north of Phnom Penh. The city drops behind while fishing villages and rice paddies surround either side of the sweeping plains of Kandal province. Then without warning, a mountain rises above it all, topped by the spire of stupas like some fairy castle. The road to Udong is clearly marked, and the distance along this road to the former city is less than 4 kilometers. Picnic huts selling everything from sweet palm fruit to roasted chicken cluster around the base of the hill.
There are three names for this hill: Phnom Udong, Phnom Preah Reach Troap and Phnom Edthareus. The site includes the summits of five hills: Chetdei, Trai Treung, Chetdei Kampul Buon, Preah Ang Chol Nipean, and Ariya Kasaks. Chetdy and Trai Treung summits are the same height. The area of Phnom Udong is about 1,500 meters by 700 meters from the east to the west.
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