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[Asia Travel] Cambodia: Phnom Penh Recommended tourist spot information

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Phnom Penh is the main city and capital of Cambodia. Phnom Penh is the political, cultural and economic center of Cambodia and is also known as Paris in the Orient. The town of Phnom Penh, which was built on the basis of the city plan, has well-organized road sections and looks very good. There are many markets in the city where you can shop for folk crafts, accessories and miscellaneous goods. It is a place where European culture remains, with the remnants of the time when it was French territory.

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Location

Phnom Penh is a city located in the southern part of Cambodia, and currently has a wealth of tourist spots and services. There are many places in the area with a good atmosphere, such as museums, Buddha statues, parks, Tuol Sleng, Wat Phnom, and the Central Market. It’s easy to get around and there are many local attractions that you can enjoy. If you have time, you can explore the surrounding area by car as there are many tourist spots and easy access.

History

A temple was established in Phnom Penh around the 13th century, and there was already a civilization at this time. In the 16th century, Phnom Penh became a trading town with a thriving trade. It later became a protectorate of France, but became independent in 1953.

Climate

Phnom Penh is very hot and humid in the summer. Temperatures range from 20 ° C to 33 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Khmer is used in Cambodia. English, French, etc. are also used.

Security

Phnom Penh is prone to burglaries and snatchings, so be careful. There are many popular tourist spots in the center of the area, so there are many tourists, but please be careful when visiting as there are pickpockets. The food market is lively in the morning, and many events are held in the evening. It is a spot in Southeast Asia that you can enjoy even on a day trip.

Race

86% of Khmer people live in Cambodia. Others live in Chinese and Vietnamese.

Industries

Cambodia’s main industries are tourism, agriculture and fishing.

religion

Theravada Buddhism is the state religion in Cambodia.

currency

The unique currency Riel is used in Cambodia.

Sightseeing spot 1 : The Royal Palace

The coronation hall featuring a golden tiled roof. You can’t go inside, but you can see it from the outside.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Silver Pagoda 

A luxurious temple in the royal palace with silver tiles on the floor. Many people come to see the golden statues and murals in the corridor.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Wat Phnom 

It is a Buddhist temple built on a small hill in the city of Phnom Penh. Many people visit for “Ramayana” on the wall.

Sightseeing spot 4 : National Museum of Cambodia

At the National Museum, you can learn about Cambodia’s history, culture and ethnicity. There are many sculptures on display, and you can also learn about Khmer art.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

It is this facility where many people were captured and housed during the Pol Pot era. The cross-examination room and the prison cell remain.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Killing Fields

The people detained by the Pol Pot administration are the places where they were actually executed. It is a place where you can see the state of the tragic massacre at that time.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Central Market

Souvenirs such as miscellaneous goods for tourists are sold in the building marked by the dome in the center. Daily necessities such as fresh food, clothes, and cooking utensils are lined up.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Orussey Market

Another famous market in Phnom Penh. Fresh foods, clothes and miscellaneous goods, CDs and DVDs are on sale, and many locals visit.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Independence Monument

The Angel of Independence was built to celebrate the independence of France. It is a symbolic building in Phnom Penh. It is lit up at night and looks very beautiful.

Hotel

Phnom Penh has plenty of accommodation. Phnom Penh International Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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