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Famous Tourist Attractions in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is not only an important economical, political and cultural centre of Cambodia but also an impressive destination to tourists from different countries in the world. If you are looking for places to go in this lovely city, then you come to the right place. Today, we would like to recommend to you some famous tourist attractions in Phnom Penh.

Featured in a lot of Indochina Holiday Packages, Phnom Penh is where most of famous tourist attractions of this country are located in. One of the most outstanding one is the Royal Palace, which is considered as the symbol of Cambodia, a unique Khmer Architectural Style building. Silver Pagoda, located on the south side of the Palace, surprises tourists by its huge area of different towers, tombs, libraries, gardens.

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Another must-see spot must be National Museum of Cambodia – a huge collection of over 5000 exhibits about a diverse Cambodian culture, attracts domestic and international tourists to learn more about this country.

Known as ‘The country of Buddhist temples’, Cambodia owns a huge system of temples and pagodas of all sizes. Among them, one of the most special and oldest one must be Wat Phnom, considered as symbol of Cambodian Buddhist temples. Besides, visiting Phnom Penh, you should not skip Independence Monument – lying right at Capital City’s big square. The monument is a meaningful historical site, which marks a big independence day of the country. Toul Sleng Museum and Choeng Ek Memorial (The killing field) will be the suitable places for those who want to learn more about a terrible period in Cambodia’s history during Khmer Rouge.

Besides Palaces and pagodas, there are many other interesting spots in Phnom Penh such as Oodong – The peaceful ancient capital city of Cambodia. The Sisowath Road, which runs along the west bank of Tonle Sap River, is a favourite sport for local people and tourist to enjoy cool breeze and fresh air.

Moreover, there are really nice markets around for tourists to buy souvenir and local specialties for friends and family such as Central market, Russian market, Night market, etc.

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