Phnom Penh – Cambodia’s bustling capital city, situated between the Tonlé Sap and Mekong rivers, is all set for your arrival! From exploring its ornate Royal Palace, to losing yourself in the city’s art deco market, Phnom Penh is not only rich in history, but has a quirky side too!
If you’re travelling and have 48 hours to spare, we’ve put together the ultimate itinerary to help you get the most out of Cambodia’s vibrant capital!
The Royal Palace
Serving as the official residence of the King of Cambodia, the Royal Palace is one of the country’s most spectacular architectural achievements. With its ornate gilding and riverfront location, the city’s gold palace is royal in every way!
National Museum of Cambodia
Located just a five minute walk from the Royal Palace is the National Museum of Cambodia, housed in a temple-inspired traditional structure. Like the Royal Palace, the museum dominates Phnom Penh’s tourist scene, filled with cultural history and offering the world’s finest collection of Khmer sculptures.
Cambodia welcomes millions of international visitors every year (and rightly so!), but if you’re looking to get away from the tourist hotspots and experience Phnom Penh like a local, you might want to visit Street 93!
Phnom Pehn’s unofficial art district is located in the Beoung Kak Lakeside area of the city. So, take a 5 minute tuk tuk ride away from the riverside and you’ll find a pretty quiet street devoid of many tourists. The core of the district runs along Street 93 and thanks to a collection of street artists, the road’s colourful walls fill its surroundings with vibrancy and effervescence.
Now, you’re probably feeling hungry…
So, why not sample the unique flavours of the local delicacies? Yes, you know where this is going… From deep-fried crickets to giant tarantulas, Phnom Penh offers its fair share of creepy crawlies! So, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to eat like a local, head to one of the city’s food markets to fill your boots.
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