Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap Rivers. It is a city on the edge of everything, bringing together Khmer, Chinese and French influences in a vibrant mash.

 

Once known as the "Pearl of Asia”, Phnom Penh was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. A city tour in Phnom Penh includes the Royal Palace complex - home of solid silver tiles on the floor of the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum of Cambodia housing the world’s premier collection of Khmer art, as well as the infamous “Killing Fields” of Choeung Ek and the Tuol Sleng Museum, memorializing the victims of the infamous “S-21” prison operated at the site.

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Phnom Penh City Tour

Once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, Phnom Penh is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the region. This capital city of Cambodia continues to retain its colonial charm, the colonial-era buildings and wide tree-lined boulevards reflect these glorious days.

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Sunset Cruise on Mekong River

As Cambodia’s capital is located at the point where the Tonle Sap and Mekong River meet, a late afternoon cruise to experience the confluence of the country’s mighty rivers can be a nice end to a day exploring Phnom Penh.

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Apsara Dance Performance

Apsara dance performance, the traditional dance of Khmer people, was originated from Hinduism and performed by Apsara fairies to entertain Gods. During the Angkor era, Apsara was an indispensable performance at every occasion honoring Hinduism Gods.

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