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Cambodia's modern capital is a vibrant bustling city nestling majestically on the banks of the confluence of the two mighty rivers of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap. These rivers then split again as the Mekong and the Tonle Bassac at a place known to the Khmers as Chaktomuk, meaning four faces. Phnompenh is a veritable oasis compared to the modernity of other Asian capitals. With wide tree-lined boulevards and low-rise buildings Phnompenh still harks back to the colonial days of this former French playground and the many older French colonial buildings, much in evidence, add to the ambiance.

The area surround the Royal Palace has magnificent Khmer towers and remains particularly delightful. There are many open spaces and parks in the center which the locals use for recreation and relaxation. Pedaled rickshaws, called cyclos, still ply the streets as in colonial days and provide an excellent opportunity for sightseeing and people watching as well as the taxi service.

Major Sights and Attractions in/around Phnompenh
Silver Pagoda
National Museum
The Royal Palace
Wat Phnom
Tuol Sleng Museum (Formerly Toul Svay Prey School)
Killing Fields of Choeung Ek (Boeung Choeung Ek)
Independence Monument
Tonle Sap Riverfront
National Library
Markets : Central Market, Tuol Pong Thom Market, Russia Market, and the Olympic Market.
Mekong Land
Kien Svay
Mo Ha Liep Resort Center
Phnom Chisor
Tonle Bati / Taphrom Temple
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Angkor Wat and Boat Trip to Phnompenh
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Package tours to Cambodia - Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh
Adventure Tours in Cambodia - Cycling, Riding and Trekking
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Lists of Notable hotels in Cambodia
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International & Domestic Airfares and Flight Schedules
Travel Information
Learn useful information before your travel to Cambodia
Khmer Civilization
Articles on Khmer Civilization and its historical background
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Siem Reap
Concise description about Siemreap, Angkor Wat and other Khmer temples
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This section covers what to see in and around Phnompenh.
South Coast of Cambodia
Other interesting places: Kampot, Sihanouville, and Bokor Hill Station.
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