Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia and is known as the heart of this Kingdom of Wonder. This beautiful city has a lot of breathtaking places that you can visit and explore. As it is the one and only capital city of the country, Phnom Penh has almost everything you need. But first, let’s go to some wonderful places and see what they look like.
Wat Phnom locates in the middle of Phnom Penh. The first thing you see as you reach Wat Phnom is a giant clock. Behind the clock, there are stairs that take you to the top of the small hill. Wat Phnom is one of the beautiful places that you should put in visit list in Phnom Penh.
Royal Palace is located in front of the Chaktomuk river bank which you can find easily. It is one of the places that you should not miss as you come to Phnom Penh city. The enter gate is at the very left side of the palace which takes a few minutes to walk. As you walk, you will notice the view of hundreds of doves on the roof of the palace. You can buy food to feed those doves and take pictures of them closely as well. Inside the Royal Palace, you will find different palaces that are beautifully designed from early architects. Don’t miss it.
National Museum is right behind the Royal Palace; a 10 or 15-minutes walk will get you there. National Museum displays the sculptures as well as tools from the ancient history for you to sightsee. Each sculpture has the name and the material that is it made of. There are hundreds of sculptures for you to tour around. You might spend an hour or less to walk in the museum to see everything displays inside. Explore the history of Cambodia inside National Museum would be the best thing ever.
Riverside is a very popular place to go especially in the evening. You will enjoy the fresh air and the view of the river relaxingly. Not to mention plenty of restaurants and street food that you can try. There are also people dance and do exercise as well which is a great time and great place to release your stress and frustration after a long day.
Wat Botum Park
Wat Botum Park is also another place for evening visit as well. There is a big playground that people from any age can enjoy. Kids can play in the playground while the elder people can sit and relax on the benches there. People can also do exercise there as well since the place is big and available for many people.
If you are looking for souvenirs and clothes, central market is the right shopping place for you. Central Market is one of the popular markets in Phnom Penh City. Moreover, central market is famous with its plenty of small shops inside, which sell the souvenirs that represent the Cambodian symbol, such as palm hat, wooden cardholder, or Angkor Wat T-shirt. The price is affordable and the products are simply satisfying.
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