We know that most of us go to Siem Reap just to see the world-famous Angkor Wat. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992, tourists from all over the world flock to Cambodia just to see this. This often results in tourists neglecting other parts of the city that are definitely worth visiting. Siem Reap, although a small sleepy town compared to its capital Phnom Penh, has some fascinating places that one must surely go. Check out our list of the top 5 things to do in Siem Reap! Besides visiting Angkor Wat of course. Click on each attraction to find a more detailed review!
By Mario Ng
Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, has much to offer visitors. While some try to squeeze this city into two days, three days in the capital fit just fine for most without sacrificing important places of interests.
Below lies our version of a 3-day itinerary of Phnom Penh, so you get to enjoy the city at a nice pace, without ever feeling too rushed or hectic. For sure, it suits families, couples, and solo travellers just fine! To find out more about each attraction, be sure to click on them to find out more within straitstravellers!
As most travellers generally feel a little jet-lagged on the first day, we like to travel the first day at a slower pace. The first day is also all about discovering the cultural aspects of Phnom Penh.
First stop: The Royal Palace
Possibly the grandest place in the city, the Royal Palace is where the King lived and continues to live, ever since it was built in the 1800s. A good time to visit is in the morning, before the weather gets too warm and humid, and also just before the tourist crowd comes in.
Be in awe by the amazing structures, including the Throne Hall and Royal Pavilion, while stupas are a common sight. Look out for the statue of King Norodom riding a white horse, who was known for having a fond appreciation of the arts.
The Royal Palace
By Mario Ng
Phnom Penh is often compared unfavourably to Siem Reap, and many visitors often treat the capital as a short stopover before heading towards Siem Reap to see the world-famous Angkor Wat. However, Phnom Penh is more than just a layover, and we have come up with the Top 10 Things to Do in Phnom Penh to prove it!
Find out below what makes Phnom Penh so special, and why it deserves to be treated as a destination in itself! Click on each attraction to find a more detailed write-up on what makes that attraction so unique!