Phnom Penh is the typical course for tourists visiting Cambodia. The country’s largest, most populous primate city is also its economic, historical, and cultural hub, offering a wide range of attractions, from museums to landmark buildings, pagodas, and a charming riverside teeming with activities.

Some of the best places to visit in Phnom Penh are the National Museum of Cambodia, the Royal Palace, the Central Market, the Silver Pagoda, and the Mekong Riverside. Wat Phnom is the most significant temple in the city with pleasant grounds, often used to host festivals, concerts, and other celebrations.

Visiting Phnom Penh is easy because it is well-connected to international cities through an extensive flight network. Phnom Penh International Airport has direct flights to Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Seoul, and Manila.

1. National Museum of Cambodia

Location: Preah Ang Eng St. (13). Save on Google Maps.

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See also: Places to visit in Cambodia | Siem Reap Itinerary | Where to go in Sihanoukville & Koh Rong | Siem Reap Temples

More travel tips coming up! In the meantine, enjoy this quick list of attractions and tourist spots in Phnom Penh. To help with your trip planning, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app for easy reference.

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2. Royal Palace

Location: Samdach Sothearos Blvd (3). Save on Google Maps.

3. Mekong Riverside

Location: Preah Sisowath Quay. Save on Google Maps.

4. Central Market

Location: ផ្សារ ធំ ថ្មី, Calmette St. (53). Save on Google Maps.

5. Wat Phnom

Location: ផ្លូវវត្តភ្នំ, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Save on Google Maps.

6. Tuol Tompoung “Russian” Market

Location: St 163, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Save on Google Maps.

7. Royal Railway Station

Location: St 93, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Save on Google Maps.

8. Independence Monument, Phnom Penh

Location: Save on Google Maps.

9. The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek Genocidal Center)

Location: Choeung Ek near Phnom Penh. Save on Google Maps.

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Siem Reap

Location: Siem Reap province, Northwest Cambodia. Save on Google Maps.

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Sihanoukville & Koh Rong Islands

Location: Southern Cambodia. Save on Google Maps.

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Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Location: Southern Vietnam. Save on Google Maps.

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Where to Stay in Phnom Penh

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Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

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