Things to Do in Phnom Penh with Kids

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Things to Do in Phnom Penh with Kids

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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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  • WinterBear
    4 contributions
    We came here with our little ones. They loved it so much. It is a great place for kids to have fun and make new friends, as well as a good sweating time.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • nsl115
    Singapore, Singapore1,155 contributions
    It’s a big mall with many well known brands, a big food court, Aeon department store and even a cinema. I liked a small shop on the second floor, Amazing Cambodia, that had specially selected gifts that were iconic for this lovely country - Pepper seeds, teas, candles, silks and more.
    Written 22 June 2022
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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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  • Deanna J
    10 contributions
    It is small area near river side but it is good to walk a long river bank and see. It has 2 side of shops inside market. It is possible to see until 10 pm
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • CaneloLeche
    Australia275 contributions
    Seems silly to review a cinema but as two western people we found the whole experience just as good (if not better) than home.
    Written 27 January 2020
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  • Alexandro H
    7 contributions
    Really nice place to spend an evening, grab a movie or eat in the open food court. There are a few retail outlets too. Popular with local people. Very close to the city center.
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Tony C
    Beechboro, Australia683 contributions
    Good day trip for sure. Very crossing itself is an experience !!!!! We paid USD$35 for our tuk tuk and that included the ferry crossing.

    The silk farm itself was very interesting. To see how they extract the silk was very interesting indeed.

    Trouble is no one was working !!! The looms are all set up to show you how the sarongs, scarfs etc are made and by the looks they ain’t been used for a long time.

    Our guide at the farm was good although he did ask for a tip just before we got to the shop !!!!

    Only made in the village seemingly !!!!! Mmmmmm was a bit of a scam but a silk scarf at USD$20 is a fair price to pay I think. The silk ties were USD$15 however you can get them at any market for USD$5.

    All in all a good day for sure and well worth the trip. 6.5/10
    Written 1 March 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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  • Sidneeman
    Sydney, Australia356 contributions
    Visited in March 2022 and just recording the present position although sadly, not much detail. For background pls read Sherpa 591575’s review which I welcomed as informative supported with some nice photos. Thanks Sherpa.
    Agree this is a nice place to visit for both casual tourist and perhaps train buffs but is small and seems not very hospitable.
    Was informed by young lady in “staff” uniform that Passenger Service is NOT operating at present. Staff had very limited English language skills and was somewhat unwelcoming in attitude so not able to add more about the train service.
    She sorted indicated for me to try again next month but I would caution against any reliance on her comment.
    I was hoping to travel to Kampot by train but now May enquire at the local Post Office about using the mail van’s morning service instead.
    Written 24 March 2022
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  • Stuart B
    Christchurch, New Zealand51 contributions
    Standard shopping mall.Quite upmarket and luxurious for Cambodia. Quite a few vacant shops esp in the market section.
    Written 5 September 2022
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  • Rachael T
    Cronulla, Australia146 contributions
    We had a fabulous drive with Mr Kong from this company. We went from
    Phnom Penh to Siem Reap via the Sambor Preikuk temples. Highly recommend making the stop here on the way to Siem Reap. Mr Kong was knowledgeable, had great English and was an all round nice person. Thank you for a great day!!
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Muguncjb
    Chennai (Madras), India1,051 contributions
    Wat BotomVatey Playground is located at one end of the Wat Botum Park. It is essentially for kids. Closely located attraction is The Cambodia–Vietnam Friendship Monument.

    So you will see this playground when you cover the attractions right from independence monument, Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk on the way towards the Royal Palace. All attractions are located with in a mile distance.
    Written 17 November 2019
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