Now the largest city in Cambodia, Phnom Penh is also the commercial hub, which resonates a mixture of traditional Khmer and French colonial architecture.
Having emerged from decades of civil war and unrest, the city has now transformed itself into the vibrant bustling capital with a number of restaurants, bars and hotels appearing.
Situated at the confluence of three rivers, the mighty Mekong, the Bassac and the great Tonle Sap, the city exudes provincial charm with plenty to see.
Besides the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and Wat Phnom there are several markets worth visiting and the walkable riverfront boulevard for a leisurely stroll.
Incredibly welcoming, don’t overlook Phnom Penh on any visit to Cambodia.