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