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Phnom Penh Attraction A-Z

List Of All Attractions In Phnom Penh By Alphabetical Order

This page of attractions in Phnom Penh by alphabetical order helps travellers like you to make the most out of their holiday in Cambodia’s capital city. Attracting millions of visitors each year, Phnom Penh is home to breathtaking temples, royal buildings, and interesting museums that are set within close proximity of stylish restaurants, shopping malls, and lively bars.

In a country where history was all but erased, The Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and National Museum of Cambodia at Phnom Penh City Centre display unique artefacts and historical items that managed to survive the Khmer Rouge regime. Speaking of which, in the midst of all this colourful splendour, grim reminders of the past such as S-21 Prison and The Killing Fields are also essential stops, though visits to both sites can be very emotional. To help you get started on your travel itinerary for this historical city, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of Phnom Penh attractions.

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Apsaras Dance Dinner Shows in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is not as active as Siem Reap when it comes to Khmer performing arts. However, some of the performing arts schools in the city are open to the public during the day, allowing visitors the opportunity to observe dancers in training. Read More...

  • Location: Sovanna Phum Art Association at 111 Street 360 (corner of Street 105) and Chatomuk Theatre at Sisowath Quay
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Tuol Sleng Museum & Choeung Ek Killing Fields

Cambodia's tragic past can be seen less painfully through the perspactive of time and its war museum, if not the most cheerful place in the world, can be extremely instructive in terms of coming to grips with what actually happened during those terrible years.

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  • Location: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, located at the former site of S-21 in Phnom Penh
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Phnom Penh Independence Monument

Independence Monument, or Vimean Ekareach – as it is referred to in Khmer, is a majestic structure that dominates Phnom Penh city centre. Independence Monument was primarily erected to mark the liberation of the country from the French who ruled Cambodia for almost a century from 1863 to 1953.

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  • Location: Located in the centre of a roundabout at the intersection of boulevards such as the Sihanouk and the Norodom, Independence Monument is just few blocks from the key landmarks of the city, such as Wat Phnom, Royal Palace and Sisowath Quay.
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Mekong Island (Koh Dach) near Phnom Penh

If you wish to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh and venture into a world of peace and tranquility, then a visit to Mekong Island about 15km north of the city centre will be just right for you.

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  • How to get there: One of the best ways to access Mekong Island is to take a cruise boat from Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh. It usually takes 2.5 hours per round trip, and the cruise will include visiting the handicraft centre at Koh Dach, sunset views and Khmer snacks. Alternatively, you can hire a tuk-tuk from the city to the Japanese Bridge, from where you can continue your journey to the island by ferry.
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National Museum of Arts in Phnom Penh

The National Museum of Cambodia is the country’s largest archeological and cultural history museum. It enables you to have a glimpse into the cultural side of Cambodian history dating back to the 4th century. Inaugurated in 1920 as the Musée Albert Sarraut during the French colonial period, its opening was initiated by George Groslier – a Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 - 17:00
  • Address: Preah Ang Eng Street (13), Phnom Penh
  • Tel: +855 23 217 643
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Oudong

Located to the north approximately 40km from Phnom Penh, and located on a hill overlooking vast plains, this site is famous for cultural patrimonies and used to be a capital city between 1618-1866. 

Phnom Tamao Zoo near Phnom Penh

If you plan to take a vacation in Phnom Penh, then be sure to take a tour to Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Centre (PTWRC) – the country’s largest zoo and wildlife sanctuary that is located about a 45-minute drive outside town. Opened in 2000, Phnom Tamao Zoo is more a wildlife rescue centre than Read More...

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Phnom Penh Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda

The Khmer-style Throne Hall was built in 1866, to serve as the residence of the King of Cambodia, his family and foreign dignitaries, as a venue for the performance of court ceremonies and rituals and as a symbol of the Kingdom. South of the Throne Hall are the Royal Treasury and the Villa of Napoleon III, Read More...

  • Location: Samdech Sothearos Boulevard between 184th Street and 240th Street
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Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh

Sisowath Quay is a striking three-kilometre-long boulevard, located along the intersection of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers. This is perhaps the most bustling area in the city, with a row of boutiques, bars, cafes, restaurants and luxury hotels.

Nevertheless, Sisowath Quay has a cool, relaxing atmosphere allowing both Cambodians and tourists to enjoy a delightful Read More...

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Wat Phnom

On a hill to the north of the city, and restored or reconstructed in 1434, 1806, 1894 and 1926, Wat Phnom is a symbol of the capital city Phnom Penh and regularly used for prayer, small offerings, and meditation. 

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Wat Ounalom in Phnom Penh

A visit to Wat Ounalom allows insight into the spiritual teachings, philosophies and history of Buddhism in Cambodia. Perhaps the most prominent and oldest of five pagodas in the country, Wat Ounalom is the centre of Cambodian Buddhism and serves as the abode of the Patriarch of the Mahanikai School of Buddhism.

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  • Address: Samdech Sothearos Blvd, Central Phnom Penh
  • Tel: +85512773361
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