One of the places to visit in Cambodia is none other than Phnom Penh, its capital city. The city is located in the confluence of three rivers – Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap. That being said, it was the perfect location for riverine trade with different countries during the old days such as Laos and China. Planning to travel here soon?

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Continue reading below as we listed down several things to do in Phnom Penh you could include in your itinerary.


VISIT THE ROYAL PALACE AND OTHER REMARKABLE ATTRACTIONS


Things to do in Phnom Penh

Many years ago, Phnom Penh was inhabited by the French people. This is the reason why we can see French architectural styles in their landmarks such as the Royal Palace. This place has been the residence of the royal family in Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Things to do in Phnom Penh

In here, you will see different temples and structures where you can know more about the history of Cambodia’s royal family. Other Phnom Penh attractions you should visit are the Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and National Museum.

Things to do in Phnom Penh


ATV RIDE


Things to do in Phnom Penh

Craving for some adrenaline rush during your Phnom Penh travel? Say no more with this ATV ride where you will explore other tourist places in the city like the Killing Fields and the S21 prison.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Aside from that, you will also pass by the rural villages in the city where the views of lush rice paddies and traditional local community are very rewarding. You have a choice either to go on a tour in the morning or the afternoon.


EXPLORE THE SILK ISLAND


Things to do in Phnom Penh

Formerly, Phnom Penh has played a big part in functioning as a processing center with textiles. Now, are you wondering where those silk clothes and scarves you will see around the market in Cambodia come from?

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Most of them come from here, the Silk Island and visiting this place is one of the things to do in Phnom Penh. You may tour around the factory and purchase silk products directly from them as it would be cheaper!

Things to do in Phnom Penh


RIDE A CRUISE


Things to do in Phnom Penh

An exciting way to explore a city aside from land transportation or by your own foot is through a boat ride around the city. Since it is known to be situated in the rivers, it would be a great thing to try!

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Phocea Mekong Cruises offer this kind of service where you can enjoy food onboard as well. Just a tip – the sight during sunset is very breath-taking.


SHOPPING SPREE


Things to do in Phnom Penh

Who wouldn’t include shopping? Every itinerary most probably has this, right? There are tons of markets that spread out all over the city. One of the famous ones is the Russian Market, a popular place for Russian expats during the 1980s.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

You will see a couple of Russian items here but most of everything in here are Cambodian pieces.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

In addition is the Central Market, located in the center of the city. This market literally has everything you are looking for. There are other markets around and it is up to you, where it would be convenient for you to shop.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

 

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Things to do in Phnom Penh

So, which of these things to do in Phnom Penh you would try first? Regardless which would come first, you are guaranteed to have a memorable experience in Phnom Penh. Book your flights to Phnom Penh now only at Bangkok Airways!