Sights & landmarks in Phnom Penh

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  • Hanan C
    United States9 contributions
    We felt so shocked to see all bones of victims killed during khmer rough. They are all innocent. Wish Cambodian not meet this situation in the future.
    Written 19 November 2022
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  • haktus
    Zurich, Switzerland1,238 contributions
    Just able to see from outside but I've been told that the palace will open Dec 1 2022. So hope that will turn out that way. From outside it is not too bad, the impression from inside must be much great(er)
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • GavG
    Sunderland, UK9 contributions
    Easy to get to, it's just a short walk from the top end of the city.
    Plenty of shaded areas to sit and people watch. A buddhist temple at the top of the hill. Worth a visit.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Mirsha O
    Indonesia11 contributions
    The only real reason to come here is for the building itself. Most of the stalls are not selling tourist type merchandise but I had a fabulous hour or two here marveling at both the building and the food market. The food market has an extraordinary range of seafood and you can sample some of it at the food stall that run along one edge of the market- it is clearly fresh as all the seafood is alive!
    Written 25 October 2022
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  • Louise E
    Aarhus, Denmark52 contributions
    It is a really beautiful temple. The floor is made of silver. There is blankets over most of it, which is a shame.
    Written 3 May 2020
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  • megacity
    Kathmandu, Nepal8 contributions
    As all parks and green spaces have been turned into construction sited the Riverside is the only space to enjoy a nice walk without being run over by motorbikes or luxury cars.
    Written 9 November 2020
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  • Samantha L
    7 contributions
    nice alley to meet people, have a night of fun, laughter, talks, it is located not far from naga and in the center of the city.
    Written 4 September 2022
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  • Reza Sattarzadeh
    Muscat, Oman2,161 contributions
    Phnom Penh is full of Buddhist temples throughout the city and Wat Ounalom is one of the biggest in the city centre. The interior of the temple is accessible only at certain hours of the day but the area is worth a visit. It's full of colour.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Pietro M
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia110 contributions
    From a historical standpoint this is an important piece of Cambodia's history, although once you get past that you aren't going to be spending very much time here.

    What I will say is that during the evening and night it's a very nice place to go for a jog or just walk with friends and family. The reason it has a lower score though is that it's not very accessible due to the busy intersections it is in the middle of, as well as the fact that a evening / night walk along Riverside is just as nice and way more accessible.
    Written 15 June 2022
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  • Sherpa591575
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia147 contributions
    Close to the Independence Monument, Wat Langka is one of the oldest wats in the city founded around 1440 which derives its name from Sri Langka where Theravada Buddhism originated. Nice wat to visit & if you are nearby for a few days, you may wish to enquire about meditation sessions.
    Lovely potted plants adorn the compound where there are many buildings & ornate monuments. I was able to enter some of the buildings, really quiet, beautiful & restful to investigate, an oasis of peace in a very busy city center. I was here during the rainy season which is cooler & softer sunlight for photography. Generally, very clean & pretty but sadly, almost deserted. I think I was the only visitor.
    Written 23 July 2020
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  • David All
    Los Angeles, CA42 contributions
    I saw a free local exhibit highlighting the unsung heroes in Cambodia’s trash/recycling stream - the Edjais. Afterward I went upstairs and watched a few archival videos on Pol Pot which were fascinating.
    Written 11 January 2020
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  • john F
    Birmingham, UK274 contributions
    The Post office requires only a quick visit but is interesting to observe from the inside as there are many unique features.
    Written 25 February 2020
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  • Yus R
    13 contributions
    Two years ago, exactly at the same time,  my wife and I were deep in concentration in completing the hajj manasik,  the hajj rituals in mina and mecca. Today, we are celebrating the eidul adha in other ways.  We arrived in Phnom Penh,  the vibrant capital of Cambodia in the of afternoon of yaumul nahr, the first day of muslim worldwide sacrificing the animal as the mark of submission to the Almighty and as sign of selflessness as the meat of the sacrificial animals distributed to the poor and less fortunate.

    Upon arrival we perchance a visit to the Al Serkal Mosque in Phnom Penh , the newest and biggest , which to me exhibited the tolerance of the government and particularly the solidarity that of the HE Prime Minister Hun Sen towards the minority muslim community of Cham people in Cambodia. The Muslim are truly grateful to the HE graciousness.

    The next day we proceeded to Kratie Province, about 280 km from the capital, where few pockets of communal muslim Cham people reside. The Muslim Cham constitute  2 percent of the total population of about 15 million Cambodian. We brought along with us money entrusted to us by few friends and families to buy sacrificial animals. The cows were sacrificed at two kampong namely kampong Ro and Tenot and the meat were expeditiously distributed among the kampong inhabitants. It was delightful and joyous day for the kampong folks as some of the poorest of them will only  chanced to taste beef during the eid celebration.

    Yes, many are poor though not destitute.  Their dwelling and houses speak for itself. Some still depending on water from the great Mekong river or underground water which have to be drilled and pumped out and many are still without proper sanitation. Many are without fixed job and income. 

    The seasonal flooding of the Mekong river affected a large swath of land in the area for months. The flood water receded painfully slow, sometime will takes months to dry up and thus affected the economic activities and livelihood of the whole community.  We are however told that we are lucky as the seasonal flooding was delayed this time around. Otherwise, our visit will somehow be very much inconvenienced.

    We actually have factored in all inconveniences we may faced in the trip. We are not here for leisure after all.

    Seeing the joy of the children and the sparkling in the eyes of the kampung folks are the best reward. 

    Next year, by the grace of God we will come again to celebrate Eid with these simple kampung folks and we hope to do more for these people even not during the Eid. 

    Any one interested to join us ?.

    Let's spread the spirit of Eid al Adha in a more meaningful way. I'd like to quote President Duterte's Eid celebration message :

    "...Now, more than ever, we are called to lend a piece of ourselves to endeavours that redound to the common good and benefit the most number of people".

    Written 15 August 2019
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  • amanda5805
    Duncan, Canada4,110 contributions
    The Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk is a large Bronze Memorial. It is located in the Independent Square in the centre of Phnom Penh. Norodom Sihanouk was head of state of Cambodia numerous times. The statue is dedicated to the accomplishment from Sihanouk on liberating the country from French Protectorate. on November 9/53.

    It is a great location for a walk. Many locals were there in the early evening playing games, doing a large group tai chi and just enjoying the area. We probably only spent 5 mins at the statue but it was just the start of the amazing time we had in the area.
    Written 24 May 2020
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  • Nikki_333_84
    Guernsey, UK43 contributions
    Lots of cantilevering in place - which is impressive and if you get the chance to read about him/ his buildings then do - he used concrete to work with the environment. Probably go before it gets torn down by the huge developments in the area.
    Written 26 January 2020
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