Phnom Penh

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Posted by DH Travel at 7:02 am April 29, 2014

Preparing the baggage

To explore this beautiful country, it’s best to have a pair of sneakers, convenient and comfortable clothing. You should also wear polite clothes when visiting temples, shrines and bring light raincoat, umbrella to deal with the sudden rain.

Means of transport

You can travel to Phnom Penh by air; however, travelling by road also brings an unforgettable experience. From Saigon, there are many cars of different brands going to Cambodia such as Mekong Express, Mai Linh, Sapaco or some of Cambodia’s car from Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam with an average price of 10$ to 20$/ one- way ticket, especially the 5 stars Limo Bus of NagaWorld, so it is very convenient to move. You can follow the journey of Saigon – Phnom Penh or Saigon – Siem Reap.

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Accommodation

Like they are in Vietnam, motels or hotels in Cambodia are very popular. However, you should refer and book rooms in advance to avoid the situation of having to pay high price when arriving. The average price of a 3-star to 5 star hotel in Cambodia ranges from 25$ to 50$ for a standard or deluxe room.

Places to visit

Many of the Cambodia’s famous and important tourist attractions are in the capital, Phnom Penh. The most prominent destination is the Royal Palace, where is seen as a symbol of the Kingdom of Cambodia, having relatively typical architecture of Khmer culture. Associated with the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda, the pagoda is like a combination of a lot of small projects such as tower, tomb, library, garden, … Another equally important destination is the National Museum of Cambodia. This is the storage of more than 5,000 artifacts representing a rich Cambodian culture, is also a destination attracting many coming to learn more the culture and history of this country.

Phnom Penh

Wat Phnom Temple in Phnom Penh

Considered the country of temples and towers, Cambodia has a multitude of large and small temples but the most noteworthy one is Wat Phnom, also called Mrs. Penh temple. The temple is very old and has the characteristic architecture of the Cambodian temple architecture.

In addition, once visiting Phnom Penh, visitors can not ignore Independence Monument located on the large square of the capital. This architecture is quite unique and has a meaningful historical value marking the independence of the Kingdom after escaping from foreign oppression. If the Independent Monument brings the cheery feeling of the independence day, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields Choeng Ek Memorial remind people quite a lot of the cruel Khmer Rouge genocidal regime in history.

The Independence Monument in Phnom Penh

The Independence Monument

Apart from the Palace and temples, Phnom Penh also has plenty of noteworthy attractions such as Oodong ancient capital located quietly in the northwest and about 40km from Phnom Penh. On the contrary to the quiet serene appearance of Oodong is the bustling and modern scenery of Sisowath Quay road along the river, where numerous tourists and people in the capital come to walk and take the air. Next is the bustling, crowded markets such as Central Market, Russian Market, Night Market, … which contribute to make the capital, Phnom Penh, be lively and full of vitality.

Simple life in Russian market, Phnom Penh

Sai Gon foods in Russian market, Phnom Penh

Visiting Phnom Penh, Cambodia, travellers seem to always feel that inside each of the architecture and landscape of this place carries the characters hiding certain historical values. These characteristics have contributed to the own attraction of the capital of Phnom Penh, both a bit quaint and a very special style, lively and in harmony with the modern life, which attracts anyone coming here.

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