Phnom Penh Tourism

Phnom Penh is the largest city and capital of Cambodia. Built by the French in the 1920’s, it was once known as the “Pearl of the Orient” or the “Paris of the East”, but little remains of its colonial splendour. Situated at the confluence of the Tonle Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers, the park-like riverfront remains the city’s most pleasant feature.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Phnom Penh

  • Know the pollution level of Phnom Penh before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 72.14 (High)
    • Water Pollution 73.08 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 78.21 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 49.36 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 77.56 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 68.75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 67.11 (High)
  • How safe is Phnom Penh for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Phnom Penh.

    • Burglary and Theft 51.39 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 59.72 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 48.15 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.02 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 47.64 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 53.37 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 59.72 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.06 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 37.74 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.65 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 24.07 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Phnom Penh is 59.71 (Low)

    • Safety Index 46.75 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.43 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 80.36 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.67 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 47.42 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 49.77 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 36.25 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 16.29 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Phnom Penh

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 24 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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