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  • 1 Phnom Penh Royal Palace Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Bd Samdech Sothearos KHM - Phnom Penh

    On the bank of the "four-armed" river, the Phnom Penh Royal Palace boasts a complex of gardens, palaces and pagodas, with gilded roofs punctuated with arrows that are typical of Khmer art: Khemarin Palace (the residence of the king, closed ..

  • 2 Silver Pagoda Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Bd Samdech Sothearos KHM - Phnom Penh

    Five thousand slabs of silver carpet the floor of the Silver Pagoda, where the royal ashes are conserved. It is also home to luxurious Buddha statues (crystal, gold, diamond...) and frescoes illustrating the Reamker. Built within the walls of the Roy..

  • 3 National Museum of Cambodia Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Rue 13 KHM - Phnom Penh

    A thousand years of Khmer art, dating from the 4C-13C is displayed in four galleries. This remarkable collection of sculptures and pre-Angkorian and Angkorian objects is housed in the National Museum in Phnom Penh, in a handsome terracotta building d..

  • 4 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    KHM - Phnom Penh

    In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was made into the Pol Pot's biggest interrogation centre, under the name of S-21. Thousands of inmates were tortured and killed here. The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum has been housed within these very walls since 197..

  • 5 Choeung Ek Killing Fields Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Khan Dangkor KHM - Phnom Penh

    After the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, go and see the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek, where S-21 prisoners were killed and buried after their time in the nearby detention camp. The remains of 9 000 people were unearthed in 1980 in a former orchard 14km ..

  • 6 Wat Phnom Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Bd Norodom KHM - Phnom Penh

    The very popular Wat Phnom, or "Hill Temple ", is said to have been built in order to house the four statues of Buddha discovered by Daun Penh on the banks of the Mekong... thus begetting the city. Ponhea Yat (15C), whose ashes are kept her..

  • 7 Wat Ounalom Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Bd Samdech Sothearos KHM - Phnom Penh

    Wat Ounalom, made up of 44 elements, was built in 1443 to shelter a hair of Buddha. It is one of the most important Buddhist sites in the country and, as such, was laid to waste by the Khmer Rouge. It has since been restored, and now houses the highe..

  • 8 Phnom Penh Central Market Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    KHM - Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh's markets ( psar) are renowned for their diversity and animation. Psar Thmei is one of these and is held under the Art Deco dome of the central market and its four galleries. A vast array of wares and products is on sale: fruit, flowers, h..

  • 9 Phnom Penh's French Quarter Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    KHM - Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh's former French quarter, which lies near Wat Phnom boasts a number of Belle Époque and Art Deco houses and public buildings dating from the colonial period. Whatever you do, don't miss the post office, the national library, the train stati..

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