Situated on the banks of Tonle Sap and Mekong River, the city is called Phnom Penh. It is not only the capital of Cambodia but also the biggest and wealthiest city of Cambodia. It is home to more than 14 million people. It is also the political and commercial centre of Cambodia.
The city not only offers extensive culture and historical attractions, but also has accommodation from small guesthouse to five star hotels.
Phnom Phnom Penh History
It is believed that the city was founded by a local woman, Penh. Around late 14th century, when the capital of the Khmer was Angkor, the woman named Penh while gathering firewood along the bank of river saw a Koki tree floating over water. She fished the tree from water and found 4 statues of Buddha and one statue of Lord Vishnu.
This incident was taken as a divine message from God to make Phnom Penh the capital of Khmer. Penh raised a small hill on the bank of Tonle Sap to build a temple for the statues she found in the Koki tree. This temple is now known as Wat Phnom.
Tourist Attractions in Phnom Penh
The palace is seat of Cambodia’s royal family since 1860. It contains the Throne Hall as well as The Silver Pagoda. It is one of the best tourist attractions in Phnom Penh.
The Silver Pagoda is the home of Emerald Buddha and Gold Buddha. It survived the brutal destruction of the Khmer Rouge reign and so still contains some beautiful artifacts.
The fields of Choeung Ek reminds of the destruction made by the Khmer rouge, who intended to turn Cambodia into a socialist agrarian society. It is believed that under the authority of Pol Pot, three million Cambodians were killed.
CAMBODIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM
The museum was established in 1920. It has an amazing collection of ancient Khmer artistry, with more than 1800 objects on display. One who is interested in Cambodian history must visit this museum. The main attraction of this museum is the Vishnu head.
The one of the best experience of hotel can be enjoyed at this place after ninety five stairs above at the boutique hotel. The best class traditional dishes with the best quality meat lunch can be enjoyed in this restaurant. The best thing is that, there are so many bananas and rice dishes available in the top menu of this amazing hotel. The best class services and food can be enjoyed in this best restaurant.
The DJ’s party is very needed for the foreign visitors. There are so many things to do in Phnom Penh, but the dance on night club, especially in DJ party is enough to make the best mood at all the time. The one of the best things about the Pontoon is that, there are a lot of things from music to act on the basis of European things, which is completely supportive for the foreign visitors to this night club. So, it could be the best option to visit the best DJ party at night.
The best class double door pool with the amazing colonial villa is exists in very economical price in Phnom Penh, which is totally amazing for luxury stay and enjoy. The best class baked-fish amok as well as tiger prawn curry etc can be enjoyed here in this hotel and villa. The best class beef and holy basil dishes are available in this hotel, but it is highly needed a daring to eat all these all things.
There are so many dishes along with the best young age staff of this hotel and restaurant is enough to make everybody’s mood at all the time.
Phnom penh is a must visit place for both tourists and those who are interested in Cambodian history. Along with museums, palace and world class restaurants you will enjoy your stay in Phnom Penh. This is the amazing place in all the aspects; either it is food or visiting spots. The best things are that, in this incredible city everything is available in very economical prices easily.
The accommodation and services in this city is truly awesome at all the time, which is enough to win the heart of everyone and make your Phnom Penh visit unforgettable.