Phnom Penh is the largest and the capital city of Cambodia which is located on the coast of River Mekong. It is considered to be the loveliest French-built city and a momentous destination by the tourists. The city is known for its historical and beautiful architecture. So get your bags and camera’s ready to take a breath taking journey into this historical city by taking cheap flights to Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh International Airport is just 7 km away from the main city. Means of transportation available are buses, cabs and trains.
Phnom Penh is situated in the South-Central area of Cambodia comprising an area of about 678.46 square kilometres. Kandal Province surrounds this beautiful city. Once it was known with the name Krong Chaktomuk which means ‘City Of Four Faces’ ,because the Tonle Sap, Bassac and Mekong Rivers form a junction where this city is situated. These rivers are the major suppliers of natural resources and fresh water to the city. Phnom Penh has two different seasons; the rainy season that lasts from May to October and the other one is the dry season that runs from November to April. Best time of the year to visit this place is from November to January when the weather is less humid.
There are many attractions for the tourists which are:-
Royal Palace-This wonderful structure was built in the year 1866 by the great King Norodom on the Coast of Mekong River.
The National Museum-It is one of the worth seeing place, situated opposite to the Royal Palace. The museum displays the great history of Cambodia and has an enormous collection of Cambodian art.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum-This was the torture cell and the detention centre which is now transformed into a museum building that provides a glimpse of all those poor souls that became the victims of Khmer Rouge.
The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek)-The execution grounds that were used to kill and to bury people in the regime of Khmer rouge.
Koh Dach-The traditional villages where the silk is being woven. It is a very enjoyable boat trip for the tourists from Phnom Penh.
Blazing Trails-The Tourists are provided with the automatic quad bikes and they drive themselves towards the countryside around the capital visiting the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Centre, The Bananas Plantation, the Phnom Chisor Temple and Tonle Bati .With the help of buggies you can further visit the Crocodile Farm, the Battambang Caves, Kampot and Kep, the Bamboo train, Siem Riap, Sihanoukville, the floating villages and much more.
Bodia Spa Phnom Penh-One of the best massage experience you can ever have. They have a qualified staff to relax your body and to soothe your nerves; a genuine destination to heal and enhance your beauty.
The Silver Pagoda-Also known with the name ‘Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha’, it is situated in the area of The Royal Palace. 5000 silver blocks are used for the construction of the floor that truly inspires the visitors. The magnificent statue of Emerald Buddha which is made up of baccarat crystal is located in the centre of the Pagoda.
There is much more for you to experience in this significant city of Cambodia. So make yourself ready for an unforgettable trip.