Travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Cambodia has been an independent country since 9th November 1953, and has now a population of nearly 16,500,000 inhabitants. Of these, 1.5 million live in Phnom Penh.
Founded in 1434, the city is today the capital of the country, its economic and political centre. Its architecture reflects its history, with temples in traditional style, while the administrative buildings reflect the colonial period.
Travel to Phnom Penh - Things to do
Travel to Phnom Penh - Places to visit
The Heritage Tour of Phnom Penh, the tour to discover all the monuments of the city.
During a trip in Phnom Penh, we have had the chance to meet Géraldine and Jean Pierre, a French couple based in Cambodia for 7 years. They talked to us about their experience and propose us to discover their new touristic project in Phnom Penh. Jean Pierre fell in love with Cambodia since his numerous trips in the country. It has always been his dream to settle there. Therefore, both decided to take the opportunity Phnom Penh was offering to settle there, open a business and start a new life.
They decided to create a concept that could enable people to discover hidden places of Phnom Penh that are a historic heritage of the city. That enabled them to mix their passion for history with their ambition to develop a new concept in Asia. The Phnom Penh Heritage Tour they have created was still quite unknown in the city. According to them “Phnom Penh, the Capital of Cambodia is experiencing a frenetic development and is transforming, sometimes forgetting that some buildings are valuable witnesses to its history.”
In an electric open bus or in a tuk-tuk, you will be driven through the city in order to discover monuments relating the time when Cambodia was placed under French Protectorate. Equipped with digital tablets and headphones, you will have all the explications needed. For each of the 22 monuments, a video, which you can listen in 8 different languages, gives information about the place and enables virtual entrances to inaccessible places.
They also propose a package. After the 2 hour tour, you will be able to attend the Kanika boat and have a drink in front of the sunset on Phnom Penh.
Travel to Phnom Penh - Activities
- A tour in tuktukIdeal for strolling through the streets of Phnom Penh and discovering the daily life of its inhabitants.
- A boat cruise on the Mekong River Most departures are from Sisowath quay. For a dinner on the water or a cruise of several days, you can discover the markets on the water and flora (Kanika boat website).
- The central market of Psar Thmey 5th largest market in the world, this place is a must.
- A walk on Sisowath quayWith the view on the river, this 3km long is great in order for a walk around.
Travel to Phnom Penh - Where to eat ?
Address: Street 174, Phnom Penh 12210, Cambodia
Tel: +855 77 881 103
Address: 69b, Street 178, Phnom Penh
Tel: +855 81 929 632
Friends the Restaurant
Address: House 215, Street 13, Phnom Penh
Tel: +855 12 802 072
Address: Street 288, #3 Bis, Phnom Penh 12302
Tel: +855 23 212 555
Travel to Phnom Penh - Where to stay ?
$: Base Villa
Address: No.29 Street 222, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Well located, clean and with a swimming pool, ideal for small budgets
$$: Double Leaf Boutique Hotel
Address: 32, Street 123, Tuol Tom Poung Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh
Beautiful spacious and well decorated rooms for about USD20 per person
$$$: Hotel Emion Phnom Penh
Address: No. 192, Sisowath Quay, Sangkat Chaktomuk, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Elegant hotel, with a swimming pool on the roof next to the bar. The breakfast buffet is delicious.