As part of French Indochina Phnom Penh was the ‘Pearl of Asia’; today it is simply the heart of Cambodia, a role that suits it perfectly. It is a city that effortlessly combines a quaint past with a future-conquering mentality, the shimmering pinnacles of its temples and palaces now sharing the skyline with modern blocks. It is also the place to face Cambodia’s dark past – visiting the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Museum are a heart-wrenching but perhaps necessary experience. Whether you decide to confront Cambodia’s past of not, Phnom Penh, with its cosmopolitan character, laidback deposition and delightful riverside setting make it one of Asia’s most captivating cities.

Phnom Penh at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Phnom Penh:

GMT +7
time difference
14 Hours
flight time
1.5 million
population
Royal
Palace
famous landmark
Fish
Amok
local food
Spring
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Angkor to the Bay Tour

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  • Temples of Angkor
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Around Cambodia Tour

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  • Phnom Penh
  • Angkor Archaeological Park
  • Battambang
  • Tonle Sap
  • Sihanoukville Beach
Laos and Cambodia Unveiled Tour

17 days from £2,890pp
  • Angkor Wat
  • Mekong River
  • Colonial Vientiane
  • Pak Ou Caves

Things To See In Phnom Penh

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