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Being famous for ancient temples and unique traditional features, Cambodia is considered one of the best destinations for someone who loves to have experience of culture and history. Travel to Cambodia, you cannot miss out Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, the city known as the pearl of Asia. Now, let’s see where we can visit in Phnom Penh! Indochina tours Cambodia

Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Royal Palace is the site that is worth visiting. Built in the 19th century, Royal Palace is a complex of buildings which serve as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia. The Royal Palace includes many magnificent buildings with 4 main compounds: Silver Pagoda, Khemarin Palace, Throne Hall, and Inner Court.

Sivel Pagoda – a compound of the palace complex

Sivel Pagoda – a compound of the palace complex -source: internet

Silver Pagoda

Silver Pagoda is located on the South side of the Royal Palace. This place is very impressive with many gold and crystal Buddha statues. Surrounding the main building , there are also some other structures such as white horse, library and bell tower. So don’t forget to walk around Silver Pagoda to discover all of them!

Khemarin Palace

Khemarin Palace

Khemarin Palace -source: internet

Khemarin Palace means ‘’Palace of the Khmer King’’, which is used as a residence of the king. It looks so palatial, however, this is the building that you are not allowed to enter since this is the place that the present king of Cambodia resides.

Throne Hall

Located on the left of Khemarin Palace, Throne Hall is the building that meetings of the King, generals, and royal officials take place in. Today, it is still used as the meeting place for guests of the king and the place to celebrate royal ceremonies. The most notable feature is the throne where the king has to be seated on. It is gilded and decorated with floral carvings.

Independence Monument

Independence Monument at night

Independence Monument at night -source: internet

Independence Monument is built as an Angkorian style tower that located in the center of the city in order to mark their independence from the French protectorate on the 9th, November 1953. Its unique structure distinguishes the monument from other buildings in Phnom Penh. Just spend your evening seeing it in the light, which looks so magical and magnificent. private Vietnam tour packages

Wat Ounalom

Wat Ounalom - the headquarters of Cambodian Buddhism

Wat Ounalom – the headquarters of Cambodian Buddhism- source: internet

Founded in the 1443s, Wat Ounalom has served as the headquarters of Cambodian Buddhism so this is the place for a lot of monks and Buddhist brotherhoods to live. Just walk around to feel the peaceful and sacred space and have a talk with the monks to know more about Buddhism in Cambodia.

Sisowath Quay

Sisowath Quay is a very bustling boulevard of Phnom Penh city with a large number of shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, and luxury hotels. This is an ideal place for art lovers as there are thousands of different handicraft items, silks, and other materials. Kravan House would be the site that is suitable to buy handicrafts. You also could enjoy a variety of dishes from Cambodia, Mexica, France, India or Italy when visiting this place.

National Museum of Cambodia

National Museum of Cambodia

National Museum of Cambodia -source: internet

Being the important historical and archaeological museum of Cambodia with its eye-catching structure, the National Museum attract a lot of local and foreign visitors. The museum conserves Khmer art with over 14,000 items including sculpture, ceramics, and other things.

They are just some of fantastic places in Phnom Penh. Just explore the charming city to have your own experience and emotion.

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