Top 10 Attractions in Phnom Penh (2018)


1. Royal Palace


📁 Palace, Architecture, Historic

Royal Palace – Highlights

  • Massive palace complex in Phnom Penh
  • Numerous majestic Khmer style buildings
  • 59m-tall spire of the Throne Hall

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 11:00 / 14:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: ~7 USD
  • Guide: 10 USD / hour
  • Includes admission to Silver Pagoda

2. Silver Pagoda


📁 Religious Site, Architecture

Silver Pagoda – Highlights

  • Magnificent Khmer architecture
  • Gallery of national treasures
  • Thousands of silver floor tiles
  • Home to The Emerald Buddha of Cambodia

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 11:00 / 14:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: ~7 USD
  • Included in admission to Royal Palace

3. Choeung Ek Genocidal Center


📁 Memorial, Burial Site, Historic

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center – Highlights

  • One of The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Memorial Stupa built for the victims
  • Audio guide on Cambodian tragic history

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 6 USD
  • Includes audio tour

⚠ Warning

  • There are mass graves and human skulls in the premises
  • It may not be suitable for little children or the faint-hearted

4. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum


📁 Museum, Historic, Memorial

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – Highlights

  • Former prison and torture chambers
  • Information on Cambodian tragic history
  • Photographs of past prisoners and victims

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 07:00 – 17:30

Entrance Fee

  • General: 3 USD
  • Audio Tour: 3 USD
  • Guide: 6 USD

⚠ Warning

  • There are horrific and gruesome displays in the premises
  • It may not be suitable for little children or the faint-hearted

5. Central Market (Psar Thmei)


📁 Local Market, Shopping

Central Market – Highlights

  • Large market with charming architecture
  • Clean areas made for comfortable shopping
  • Wide selections of souvenirs and general items

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 07:00 – 18:00

6. National Museum of Cambodia


📁 Museum, Architecture, Archaeology

National Museum of Cambodia – Highlights

  • Magnificent Khmer architecture
  • Cultural traditions of Cambodia
  • Gallery of religious artefacts
  • Exhibits of archaeological materials

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 08:00 – 17:00

Entrance Fee

  • Adults: 10 USD
  • Children (10 – 17): 5 USD
  • Children (under 10): Free

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7. Sisowath Quay


📁 Promenade, Riverside, Panorama

Sisowath Quay – Highlights

  • Nice promenade for scenic walks
  • Beautiful view over Tonlé Sap river
  • Numerous cafes and food stalls nearby

8. Wat Phnom


📁 Religious Site, Architecture, Monument

Wat Phnom – Highlights

  • Temple set on the only hill in town
  • Multiple splendid Buddha statues
  • Majestic statue of King Sisowath
  • Shrine dedicated to Lady Penh

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 07:00 – 18:00

Entrance Fee

  • General: 1 USD

9. Independence Monument


📁 Monument, Landmark

Independence Monument – Highlights

  • Great monument in the city centre
  • Remarkable lotus-shaped stupa
  • Impressive lights at night-time

10. Wat Ounalom


📁 Religious Site, Architecture

Wat Ounalom – Highlights

  • One of the oldest pagodas in Cambodia
  • Superb architecture with striking colours
  • Views over Tonle Sap & Mekong river

Opening Hours

  • Daily: 06:00 – 18:00

Map of Top 10 Attractions in Phnom Penh



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Author: Jeutravel.com
Date Published: 1 August 2017
Last Updated: 1 February 2018

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