The Royal Palace and Temples, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Trips

Cambodia’s vibrant capital city, Phnom Penh was known as the Pearl of Asia in French colonial times and perhaps still should be today. Situated on the confluence of three rivers it has an extensive waterfront, which is always a hive of activity; it’s a great place for a wander and a spot of people-watching. Phnom Penh’s two ‘must-see’ sites are the beautiful Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, so named for the solid silver tiles that make up its floor.

The Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide, or S21, graphically displays the horrors of Pol Pot’s regime, which systematically ordered the murder of between two and three million Cambodians. It is a sobering and enlightening place to visit.


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Phnom Penh Adventure Holidays

Cambodia Adventure

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Explore Cambodia's Angkor temples, majestic Phnom Penh and rural countryside

Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Ages: 16+
13 Days from £1,549
Guided (Excl. Flights)
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This holiday was extremely enjoyable. It was varied and interesting throughout. The cycling was...

Paul Green, 2020 Cycling Cambodia

It must be said this is a bit dull to begin with - the first three cycling days are not...

steven elliot, 2020 Cycle Indochina & Angkor

This is a really wonderful trip. I would highly recommend it. You get a unique view of the...

andrew bole, 2020 Cycle Indochina & Angkor