Cambodia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for tourists visiting Southeast Asia, and there are many things to see and do when you go there. You can visit historical places, go for a sunset cruise, explore the many temples, or go for a relaxing massage; Phnom Penh has it all. Below are a few attractions you may want to explore when visiting the city that will help ensure you have a fantastic holiday in this beautiful country.
Visit The Killing Fields
One of the most popular attractions for people visiting Phnom Penh is to go to the killing fields and explore the museum dedicated to this dark part of Cambodia’s history. They are a short 9km drive to the south of Phnom Penh, and you will have an English-speaking guide explaining what happened during the regimen of Pol Pot. It is good to spend half a day there and give insight into the country’s past, but it may not be suitable for younger children.
Explore The Many Temples
As with most countries in Southeast Asia, there is an abundance of temples you can explore in Phnom Penh. There are organised tours you can take or explore at your own pace and visit some of the most beautiful buildings in Cambodia.
A Sunset River Cruise
After a hard day exploring what Phnom Penh has to offer, an excellent way to relax and unwind is by enjoying a delightful sunset cruise along the Mekong River. These tours last about one and a half hours and will take in some beautiful sights along the river so that you can get some excellent Instagram-worthy pictures.
Take A Khmer Cooking Class
If you enjoy the food while on holiday in Cambodia, you may want to take a cooking class while you are there. You can learn to cook your favourite Khmer dishes to enjoy authentic Cambodian food when you get home. There are various coking schools throughout the city, and they usually last for half a day.
Explore The Mekong River By Bike
There are also bicycle tours you can take in Phnom Penh, which will see you travelling by the side of the Mekong River and exploring some of the many sights. These tours typically last for around 4-5 hours, and you will need to ensure that you take plenty of water and sunscreen with you, and do not forget your camera.
Whatever you decide to do while in Phnom Penh, you can finish off a hectic day with a traditional massage and get ready to see what tomorrow brings.