Phnom Penh

 

Phnom Penh is located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers in south-central Cambodia.

It is the capital and largest city of the country.  Despite this, it retains a traditional flavor and is a good a place to relax, watch the street-life, and absorb the local color.

The park-like riverfront, which hosts many cafés and restaurants, makes for some of the most pleasant strolling.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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The Quay Boutique Hotel

Overlooking the Mekong River and Tonle Sap, The Quay Boutique Hotel is located in Phnom Penh. Boasting modern décor, it offers spacious accommodation, a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$73 - $163

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The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel Phnom Penh

A 10-minute drive from the Riverfront, The Governor’s House Colonial Hotel features a colonial architecture and décor. Located in the heart of Boeung Keng Kang I, this property offers an outdoor pool, 2 dining options and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$91 - $410

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Le Grand Mekong Hotel

Situated along the vibrant Sisowath Quay, Le Grand Mekong offers accommodation in Phnom Penh. It features a spa centre and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

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Tattoo Guesthouse

A 5-minute drive to Sisowath Quay and Royal Palace, Tattoo Guesthouse offers comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi. Toul Sleng Museum is 2 km away. The simply decorated rooms are air conditioned and feature cable TV. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$8

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Khavi Villa

Khavi Villa provides air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. Located in Phnom Penh, the property offers a restaurant, an outdoor pool and free WiFi in its common areas. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$24

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Aime House

Aime House

Aimé House offers air-conditioned rooms and furnished apartments with free WiFi in Phnom Penh. Featuring a 24-hour front desk with luggage storage facilities, the hotel provides free private parking. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
OV Hotel

OV Hotel

Situated in Phnom Penh, O.V Hotel offers simple and comfy accommodation with free WiFi access in the entire property. Operating a 24-hour front desk, it features a restaurant and provides complimentary parking on site. The property is about 2. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Hotel OFURO

Hotel OFURO

Located on Diamond Island (Koh Pich), Hotel OFURO provides charming Japanese-style accommodation in the heart of Phnom Penh. Only 1.7 km from Royal Palace Phnom Penh, it features free WiFi access and complimentary parking facilities. AEON Mall is 1. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Royal Inn

Royal Inn

Located in the embassy district, Royal Inn offers accommodations in central Phnom Penh. Guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the rooftop bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20 - $65

$20-
Winner Guesthouse

Winner Guesthouse

Featuring free WiFi, Winner Guesthouse offers accommodation in Phnom Penh. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms come with a TV. Certain units include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Hotel Pho De Paris Wat Koh

Hotel Pho De Paris Wat Koh

Hotel Pho De Paris Wat Koh is located in Phnom Penh just 550 metres from the Central Market. The hotel provides simple rooms with private bathroom facilities and free Wi-Fi access is available. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Blue House Guesthouse

Blue House Guesthouse

Offering a barbecue and views of the garden, Blue House Guesthouse is set in Phnom Penh in the Phnom Penh Municipality Region. Wat Phnom is 900 metres from the property. Free WiFi is featured . Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$20

$20-
Dynsey Boutique Hotel

Dynsey Boutique Hotel

Dynsey Boutique Hotel is set in the Daun Penh district in Phnom Penh, 300 metres from Sisowath Quay and 500 metres from Royal Palace Phnom Penh. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a flat-screen TV. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21

$21-
Cyclo Hotel-Bar-Restaurant

Cyclo Hotel-Bar-Restaurant

Featuring colonial-style architecture, Cyclo Hotel-Bar-Restaurant offers accommodation in the heart of bustling Phnom Penh. Guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant and have a drink at the bar or in the rooftop spa tub. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21 - $50

$21-
Fancy Guesthouse

Fancy Guesthouse

Fancy Guesthouse is nestled in the heart of Phnom Penh only 500 metres from the lively Riverfront Park. Rooms are well-appointed and fitted with en suite bathrooms. Guests also enjoy free WiFi access throughout the property. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21

$21-
VS Sweet Home

VS Sweet Home

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, VS Sweet Home offers accommodation in Phnom Penh. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room at this homestay is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21

$21-
NaNa Hotel

NaNa Hotel

NaNa Hotel is located in the heart of Phnom Penh, only a leisurely 5-minute stroll from the Riverside Area. It features a terrace and free WiFi. Hotel NaNa is just a 5-minute walk away from Sorya Shopping Mall and the Central Market. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21 - $26

$21-
Chea Rithy Heng I Guesthouse

Chea Rithy Heng I Guesthouse

Offering free Wi-Fi access throughout the property, Chea Rithy Heng Hotel & KTV operates a 24-hour front desk and features comfortable rooms with views of the city. Free parking is also available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$21

$21-
Yazhou Foryou Hotel

Yazhou Foryou Hotel

Located in the Koh Pich district of Phnom Penh, Yazhou Foryou Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. Guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Chaktomouk Hall is 1. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
Succo Gene Hotel

Succo Gene Hotel

Featuring a restaurant, wellness centre, and free Wi-Fi throughout, Succo Gene Hotel is located in Phnom Penh, less than a 5-minute drive to Bueng Keng Kong market. With a city view, the rooms include a flat-screen TV, minibar, and electric kettle. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower

Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower

Strategically located, Tama Hotel Phnom Penh Tower features an in-house restaurant. Guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available in public areas. The hotel is just 1 km from Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and 1. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-
Richly Boutique Hotel

Richly Boutique Hotel

The contemporary Richly Hotel sits in the bustling city of Phnom Penh. The hotel offers non-smoking rooms and a lift. It has a garden for those who enjoy sitting outdoors and an in-house restaurant that serves local and international cuisine. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$22

$22-

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Cultural
Unusual Local Feature

Memorials to the Killing Fields

The Killing Fields are a number of sites in Cambodia where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its extraordinary violent rule of the country from 1975 to 1979.

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21 Prison). A good place to start to learn of the history and background of the killing fields is this museum. It is school converted into Cambodia's most important prison in 1975. More than 14,000 people were tortured here before being killed here or at the Killing Fields; only 8 prisoners survived.

The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. About 17 km south of Phnom Penh, this former Chinese cemetery is where the Khmer Rouge killed many thousands of their victims during their four-year reign of terror. Today the site is marked by a Buddhist stupa packed full with over 8,000 human skulls - the sides are made of glass so the visitors can see them up close. There are also pits in the area where mass graves were unearthed, with ominous scraps of clothing still to be found here and there. It is a serene yet somber place.
Palaces and Chateaux

The Royal Palace

This is one of the most spectacular palaces in Asia. It includes the two magnificent pagodas in the Palace Grounds -- the Silver Pagoda and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. They were built in the 19th century with French technology and Cambodian designs, and have survived the traumas of the 20th century surprisingly well intact. See early in the day before it gets too hot.
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