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Phnom Penh

Overview

  • Flight Time: 12 Hours
  • Time Zone: UTC +7:00
  • Best Time to Travel: November - April

Phnom Penh a vibrant and bustling capital city with around 1,000,000 residents with motorbikes and cars and a culture of sidewalk cafes established in recent years. The city is conveniently located on the banks where three rivers (the Mekong, the Tonle Sap and the Bassac) lie, where the location is known to Cambodians as Chatomuk, or four faces.

The French influence can be felt today in the city, a legacy of a 90 year period that saw the construction of many lovely colonial era residences. However, Phnom Penh's era of modern development and planning took place after independence in 1953, with the addition of tree lined avenues, gardens with fountains and many distinctive monuments reflecting the city's new sense of freedom.

Phnom Penh-ites rise early. Be prepared to be awakened by Buddhist music playing in the street, motorbikes tooting their horns, and a rooster crowing. There is plenty to see, starting with a tour of the Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, Independence Monument, Wat Phnom and the market areas where hand woven silks, silver, gems and antiques will compete for your attention. The waterfront of the city has been rejuvenated in recent years and now countless al fresco restaurants and bars, with views stretching across the Mekong, have made this area one of the Indochina's in vogue 'places to be'.

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About Cambodia


Our dedicated South East Asia team are passionate about travel and will help you choose sights, activities and cultural experiences that will enrich your next holiday to Cambodia.

Cambodia is located in South-east Asia. It is bordered by Laos and Thailand to the north, Vietnam to the east and Thailand to the west. It is a wonderful country that offers a real journey of discovery for the intrepid traveller. The country is far less commercialised than others in the region but has real charm and authenticity.

  • Getting There

    • Cambodia has two airports, Phnom Penh International Airport and Siem Reap International Airport.
    • Three airlines now operate the route between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, with up to 10 flights a day.
    • Cambodia boasts numerous land crossings with all of its neighbours.
  • Travel Guide

    • Most travellers visit Cambodia from November to March.
    • If you prefer to go when prices are lower, the best time to visit is from May to early October.
    • Cambodia is warm year-round with temperatures rarely dipping below 68°F (20°C), wherever you go.
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    • The ruins of Angkor are found to the north of the Tonle Sap Lake near modern-day Siem Reap.
    • The Bayon is at the centre of Angkor Thom, which forms the heart of the Angkor complex.
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