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Phnom Penh

Asia
25+

Rank in Cambodia

2

Rank in Asia

160+

World Rank

Currency
Riel(KHR)
Weather
Partly sunny 27.2℃
Time
07:38 AM (GMT +07:00)
Electric Socket
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)... Read more


About Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh came into existence in the 14th century. The city was closely linked to the traditional story of Wat Phnom pagoda, in a swamp tiny village with fishing as a sole occupation to earn a livelihood. A woman named Don Penh spotted a bodhi tree post a great flood near the river bank after which, the Lady Penh urged the local people to raise a small hill named Phnom and built a small pagoda called Wat Phnom to worship the four Buddha statues. The sanctity of this place enhanced the inhabitants migrating to this region ultimately to form a community considered as the predecessor of the capital Phnom Penh. To commemorate the lady, the king christened the city with the name Phnom Penh. Come to this city full of organized chaos and find yourself amazed by it! 

Continent Country
Asia Cambodia
Airport Name / IATA Code
Pnom Penh International Airport PNH
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
REP Siem Reap


Phnom
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
Best time of the year to visit is in October, November, December, and January as the temperatures cool down and rainfall decreases. Especially since October and December bring the two most special times of the year i.e the Pchum Ben festival and the New Year.
Moderate time to visit
A moderate time to visit Phnom Penh is in February, March, April, and May as the rainfall is at its lowest and temperatures although hot, are bearable.
Worst time to visit
June, July, August and September are the months for visiting if you want to avoid crowds during your trip as the rainy season makes travel difficult, but mostly these are afternoon showers, so you can plan around them and save money on off-season deals.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 21 22 24 25 25 25 24 25 24 24 23 22
Maximum temprature (℃) 31 32 34 35 34 33 32 32 31 30 30 30
Rain fall (mm) 6 8 32 70 151 150 155 158 228 261 121 31
Population
16.48 (Millions)
Official Language
Khmer
Spoken Language
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Other Language
Cham, English, Chine... Read more
Police
117
Ambulance
119
Taxi
Start Tariff: KHR 1.... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.47
Cup of Coffee USD 2.24
Milk Carton Pack USD 2.27
Rice/Kg USD 1.18
White Bread USD 1.34
Eggs (12) USD 1.55
Combo Meal USD 4.99
Fine Dining USD 19.95
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.76
Domestic Beer USD 0.90
Imported Beer USD 2.00
Bottle of Wine USD 9.98
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.50
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.75
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.00
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 509.80
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • An offering to the monks in the mornings- At 6 a.m., you can catch a sight of groups with saffron dress codes out on a procession. You can offer them some water or food with humility.
  • Farmer's Market- You can visit the farmers' market at Street 360 every Saturday. You can catch up with live music, fresh foods with ice-cream and even seasonal cocktails at $5. The entry is free.
  • Public speaking event- Nerd Night is a rapid-fire event where expats and locals make presentations on any topic of their choice. There are typically 4-6 speakers who can make your knowledge base expand in 7 minutes (check out their facebook page for date and location). 
  • Free meditation classes- Wat Langka offers meditation classes four days a week. In an hour-long class, be prepared to sit cross-legged in silence. Make sure you wear comfortable clothing. Cover your knees and shoulders and remove your shoes. 
  • Free local language classes- You can gain some knowledge about their local language for easy communication if you have some free time in your itinerary. Khmer Study group offers Sunday afternoon classes plus regular Sunday dinner events for foreigners.
  • Workout at Olympic stadium- The asphalt tracks and central fields both are in good condition even today for some sweat out sessions.
  • Tour of Kingdom Breweries- Beer is a huge business in Cambodia. Taproom Bar arranges tours for visiting breweries, Monday to Saturday between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. It would cost $6 plus and they give you a free sample.

 

 

 



Shopping
Phsar Chas (Old Market)
South end, Old French Quarter, Phnom Pehn
Distance From City Center
2.4 km
Phnom Penh Night Market
Preah Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Distance From City Center
3.8 km
Street 240
Oknha Chhun St. (240), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Distance From City Center
3.7 km
Thai Huot Market
Thai Huot Market, Sangkat Beung Kok 2,Khan Tuol Kork, 6 Street 592, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Distance From City Center
4 km
Tuol Tompoung Market
St 163, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Distance From City Center
5.4 km
Lotus Silk
Phnom Penh 12206, Cambodia
Distance From City Center
3.4 km
Boeung Trabek Plaza
C 18, St 105 Sangkat Boeng Trabek, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh 12300, Cambodia
Distance From City Center
5.2 km
Central Mall
N. 12, street 126, Sangkat, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Distance From City Center
1.6 km
City Mall
# 1 Chamkar Doung Street (217), 12253, Cambodia
Distance From City Center
2.1 km
Golden Sorya Mall
Rue Pasteur No. 51, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Distance From City Center
2.3 km
Hidden Treasure
Oknha Ouk Lonn St. (148), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Distance From City Center
2.8 km
Kravan House
No. 13Eo, Preah Ang Makhak Vann (St. 178), 12206 Phnom Penh, Preah Ang Makhak Vann St. (178), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Distance From City Center
4.7 km
Sorya Center Point
3rd Floor, Lot R16-R17-R18 Sorya Mall, 12210, Cambodia
Distance From City Center
1.9 km
Souvenir Suggestions

Locally made:

  • Cambodian silk
  • Lacquerware 
  • Recycled eco-friendly bags
  • Stone and wood carvings
  • Art (from local art shops and galleries on Street 172)
  • Kampot pepper
  • Palm sugar
  • Krama (traditional scarf)
  • Unique silver jewelry (styled with leftover bomb casings from the war)

Handmade Handcrafts

  • Woven scarfs
  • Handmade purses
  • Silk and cotton quilts
  • Beauty Products made by hand in Cambodia
  • Artwork made out of handprints from Cambodia.
  • A featured Vietnamese Coffee Filter

Other Famous Souvenirs

  • Stunning coconut bowls of Cambodia
  • Jade made in Vietnam
  • A cinnamon box 
  • Special incense from Vietnam
  • Wine made from rice

Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh

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