About Phnom Penh
Cambodia’s capital city is a wonderfully hectic place - its architecture a dichotomy between modern industrial growth and the elegant colonialism of the city’s past. The pace of life here may be speeding up in its ever developing state, but there is also a relaxed side to Phnom Penh. The city’s location along the banks of the Mekong river awards certain neighbourhoods with a lush vibrancy as well as an element of peace and tranquility, and it is in these peaceful riverside settings where you will find some of the loveliest boutique hotels. There is plenty to see and do in Phnom Penh: as in Siem Reap, the city has a vibrant dining and nightlife scene, as well as some up and coming shopping areas. Most tourists are compelled visit the Killing Fields and Genocide Museum when in town. This of course is not a happy excursion, but certainly an incredibly informative and eye-opening experience. The Royal Palace is also worth a visit, and while there don’t miss the Silver Pagoda, which has a floor lined with an astonishing 5,000 tons of silver!