Best Things To Do in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh may not be as popular as other cities in Cambodia, but don’t let that fool you. Phnom Penh is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Phnom Penh.

If you have plans to visit Cambodia and are not sure if Phnom Penh should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Phnom Penh and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Phnom Penh

Here is the list of things to do in Phnom Penh and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

    Museum

    Address: St 113, Phnom Penh 12304, Cambodia

    Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum tells you the story behind Cambodian genocide. The museum is housed in a high school which was later converted into prison and interrogation centres where approximately 17000 people were held hostage and killed. Walking through the corridors of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, you will come across lots of information regard...Read more
  2. City Mall

    Address: Phnom Penh

    City Mall (near Olympic Stadium): is the newest and biggest western-style mall in Phnom Penh. The mall has many fast-food outlets and caters to Phnom Penh’s growing middle-class population.
  3. Russian Market

    Address: 155 Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    It has real designer clothe ‘seconds’ by brands such as Levis, CK, Ralph Lauren.  Many have only the slightest faults which make them unfit for export but that most people wouldn’t notice.
  4. Elephant Bar

    Address: phonm penh

    The classy bar at the classiest hotel in town, with frescoed ceilings and live piano in the evenings.
  5. Sisowath Quay

    Address: Preah Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Phone:+855 23 224 894

    This is an attractive boulevard which runs along the banks of the Mekong and Tonle Sap. It has beautiful manicured lawns, palm trees and open pathways, which make for a pleasant sunset stroll to soak up the atmosphere. This area is popular with expat Westerners and tourists for its up-market bars, cafes and shops.
  6. National Museum

    Museum

    Address: phonm penh

    Opposite the Royal Palace 8.00am-5pm daily. The museum houses exhibits of artisanship and sculptures of Hindu gods, ancient tablets and artefacts from a prehistoric burial site.  The main attraction is the statue of King Jayavarman VII (1181-1219) in meditation pose.
  7. Cambodian Handicraft Association

    Address: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Handmade silk goods, jewellery, accessories and clothing made by women disabled by polio and landmines. You can tour the shop and meet the workers.
  8. California 2 Guesthouse

    Address: Preah Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Phone:+855 77 503 144

    79 Sisowath (north of the night market on riverfront)http://cafecalifornaphnompenh.comRooms have wi-fi, safe, A/C, ceiling fan, hot water, fridge and TV. Breakfast is included (US$25-$35).
  9. The Killing Fields Of Choeung Ek

    Address: phonm penh

    Between 1975 and 1978, during their reign of terror, the Khmer Rouge killed about 17 000 men, women and children. Today the site is marked by a Buddhist stupa packed full of over 8 000 human skulls, arranged by sex and age and are visible behind the clear glass panels