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Formerly known as Krong Chaktomuk Serimongkul, Phnom Penh has been the nation's capital since the French colonization in the 1800s, which lasted nearly a hundred years. Tourists will notice French influences all around the city, from the landmarks to the local cafés. Located a couple minutes out of the city is The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek), which serves as a reminder of the country's somber past. Alternatively, tourists can go on a cultural excursion within the city of Phnom Penh to the many temples and palaces such as the Royal Palace and Mekong River!

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17 Dec MON 31° 23°
18 Dec TUE 30° 24°
19 Dec WED 30° 23°

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First-Timer's Guide To Cambodia

If it’s your first time visiting Cambodia, we recommend flying into Siem Reap for a good dose of culture, then to Phnom Penh for bargain shopping. The burgeoning city on the cusp of modernity is proving to be more than just a backpacking destination for college graduates these days!

Beatrice Lee· 12 Jul 2018

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Adventures Beyond the City

Embark on journeys to the breathtaking sights around and outside of Phnom Penh

A Peek into the Past

Learn about the grand history of Phnom Penh in these immersive cultural experiences

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About Phnom Penh

Formerly known as Krong Chaktomuk Serimongkul, Phnom Penh has been the nation's capital since the French colonization in the 1800s, which lasted nearly a hundred years. Tourists will notice French influences all around the city, from the landmarks to the local cafés.


Located a couple minutes out of the city is The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek), which serves as a reminder of the country's somber past. Alternatively, tourists can go on a cultural excursion within the city of Phnom Penh to the many temples and palaces such as the Royal Palace and Mekong River!

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Local Weather

  • DEC - FEB
    31° 22°

  • MAR - MAY
    35° 25°

  • JUN - AUG
    33° 24°

  • SEP - NOV
    32° 23°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +07:00

  • Currency
    Cambodian Riel

    1USD = 4030.65KHR

    U.S. Dollar

    1USD = 1.00USD

  • Best Time To Visit
    • OCT - NOV

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