12 Jan, 2018
The capital city of the Kingdom of wonders lies on the river banks at the junction of the Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap rivers. Phnom Penh, it is fast rising from its recent troubled history and emerging from the dark shadows as a fashionable and diversely interesting city. With new modern buildings and lifestyles intermingling with traditional lifestyles and buildings not to mention the beautiful French 1920’s architecture still visible around what was described as one of the prettiest French built cities in Indochina. Wander the streets and riverfront and take in the fantastic sights of the Royal Palace with its magnificent silver pagoda and the temple of the Emerald Buddha. Enjoy the local life and the warm welcome of the locals willing to talk and share the history of their great city, as you discover the bustling local markets. Try the local food on the street or if you prefer the new modern dining options that adorn the city streets as you will see a real mix of East and West, old and new but it has something for all. For some a trip to Toul Sleng (the genocide museum) and killing fields are a must to understand part of Cambodia’s recent and harrowing history. To see how and what the Khmer Rouge regime operated during their time in control of this beautiful country. However we advise this is not for everybody and for some this is upsetting.