Literally means Penh’s hill, Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Once called “Pearl of Asia”, Phnom Penh is now a cultural, commercial, and political center which host more than 2 million inhabitants. With diverse economic and urban growth, several new high-rise buildings, including business centers, have been developed and fancy restaurants, local and international brands of cafes, shopping centers, and hotels that serve every level of desire have significantly increased in the city.
Nicely located at the confluence of the Mekong, Tonle Sap, and Tonle Bassac rivers, Phnom Penh have a plenty of wonders for the tourists to discover. They may enjoy a wide range of experiences, from cultural, historical and colonial buildings/attractions to modern ones, from local to international food, from high class restaurants to street food, etc.
The followings are attractions tourists should not miss when they visit Phnom Penh.