A Beautiful and Historical Metropolis
Phnom Penh is one of the great places to go sightseeing and shopping. Historical structures in French architectural style are everywhere in the former French colony. The Royal Palace is magnificent as the King’s residence. Within its grounds is an impressive Silver Pagoda made with 5,000 silver tiles. The National Museum boasts some of the finest artifacts from the Khmer Rouge era.
A cruise down the Mekong River offers views of these wonders from the water, while giving you a chance to chill out along the famous waterway. At the end of the cruise you may land at Sisowath Quay, where you can take a peaceful walk along the waterfront. You may get surprised by the locals having aerobic lessons there!
History enthusiasts would enjoy a trip to Tuol Sleng, the genocide museum, to get acquainted with the chapter of history dominated by the Khmer Rouge and understand the feelings of local Cambodians. A walk through the Killing Fields and Choeung Ek Memorial gives you a glimpse of life in Cambodia during the civil war.