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Phnom Penh - General Information
HTML clipboardArea: 290 sq km
Population: 1,184,594
Density: 3,448
Khan: 7

Central Market (Phsar Thmei)
HTML clipboardThe dark-yellow Art Deco Phsa Thmei (New Market) is also referred to as the Central Market, a reference to its location and size. It was constructed in 1935. The Art deco building is shaped in the form of a cross with a nice central dome. And has four wings filled with shops selling gold and silver jewelry, antique coins, fake name-brand watches and other such items.

Chaktomuk Conference Hall
HTML clipboardName: Chaktomuk Conference Hall
How to go: In the city

Cheung Ek Killing Field
HTML clipboardBetween 1975 and 1978,about 17,000 men, women, children and infants (including nine westerners), detained and tortured at S-21 prison (now Tuol Sleng Museum), were transported to the extermination to death to avoid wasting precious bullets.
 

Chroy Changvar Bridge
HTML clipboardCambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge - It was constructed in 1966. During the war from 1973 to 1975 the Khmer Rouge forces mined twice to death in 1973. By 17th April 1975, all Phnom Penh citizens have been chased out of the city, by Khmer Rouge forces, to live and farm at the rural areas.

Independence Monument
HTML clipboardAn Angkorian style tower, the inimitable place in the whole city, located in the heart of the capital. It was built in 1958 to Sybilles Cambodian Independence Day after winning back their independence from the French protectorate on the 9th of November 1953

National Museum
HTML clipboardThe National Museum has a good collection of Khmer sculptures dating from the pre-Angkor period (4th century) to post-Ankgor period (14th century). The museum, built of red bricks by the French in 1917 in a pseudo-Khmer style, is built around a courtyard.

Old Market ( Phsar Chas)
Description: A local market that is not at all geared to the tourist. It carries such items as fruits and vegetable, second hand cloths, hardware, motorcycle parts and religious items.

Orussey Market
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Location: Centrally located

Description: Orussey Market is much more geared towards locals than tourists; hence you will not find as much in the way of souvenirs as the other markets mentioned

Preah Keo Morakot Temple
HTML clipboardName: Preah Keo Morakot Temple
Description: Wat Preah Keo Morakot had imitated the Cambodian architecture and been built since 1892 to 1902. Then, it was removed and reconstructed in 1962.

Relaxing Places
HTML clipboardName: Relaxing Places
Description: Besides the above main places in Phnom Penh, there are other places like the Park of Chatomuk Hall where Cambodian dance can be performed, the Park of Independent Monument, the Park of Samdech Hun Sen and the Naga resort

Royal Palace
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Name: Royal Palace

How to go: River site
Location: in the Phnom Penh

Silver Pagoda
HTML clipboardName: Silver Pagoda
Description: Also called the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha, it is located in the compound of the Royal Palace. Inside its floor is constructed of 5000 silver tiles.

Souvenir Shops
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Description: The souvenir shops in Phnom Penh consist of: - Central Market - The surrounding of Fine-arts School - Toul Tumpung Market - Shops at the big hotels.

Sunset Cruise on the Mekong
HTML clipboardName: Sunset Cruise on the Mekong
Description: A one-hour cruise from the capital takes you along the river to watch the daily life of the people living on and around the rivers.

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