Phnom Penh - a Guide to the Capital

Behold, before you lies the capital of Cambodia, previously overshadowed by the magnitude of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap. Phnom Penh is rumoured to be one of the fastest growing cities in the country and has been bustling and hustling to offer an array of activities and attractions to delight and beguile even the toughest critic.


With many public transport services around, it is easy to get to where you want to be and fill your days with many wonderful ventures, unique to Cambodia. We recommend downloading PassApp or Grab (two reliable transport services), hail a tuk-tuk, or rent a motorbike from most accommodation.

We have compiled a list of perfectly marvellous must-visit activities for travellers who are seeking to enjoy Phnom Penh in all its glory.

The Distinguished Landmarks

The Royal Palace

Over the past 150 years, the Royal Palace has been based in Phnom Penh, before the location was dependent on who was in political power. It currently serves as the home of King Norodom Sihanouk and Queen Norodom Monineath and is comprised of three buildings; the Silver Palace, the Central Throne, and the Main Palace. Built in 1866 by the great grandfather of the current king, Preah Bat Norodom, the palace graces the riverside with ornate designs and lavish finishings. Many visitors enjoy visiting the palac