The Royal Palace is by far the most prominent building and most visited site in the city. There are stunning pagodas inside the palace grounds, including the site of the Emerald Buddha. Just across from this eye-catching building is the National Museum of Cambodia. History and culture enthusiasts can spend hours inside this landmark.
Several war-time attractions are still available for sightseeing. However, these sites can be quite upsetting. The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is the former S-21 Prison, once the most feared building in Cambodia. Also, about 13kms from the centre of the city are the infamous Killing Fields of Choeung Ek.Restaurants and Bars
Travellers can find almost anything when it comes to dining in Phnom Penh. French-influenced cuisines, Vietnamese food, Thai, Indonesian and local Khmer restaurants are popular. The area around the Riverfront, in particular
The markets are great places to pick up a bargain. However, be aware that cheap goods don’t necessarily last. The Central Market and Orussey Market are two of the best places to find bargains on just about anything. Tourists should head to the Russian Market to pick up cheap yet top quality designer clothes. There are several Western-style malls in the Phnom Penh city too, including the City Mall, Sorya Mall and the most-recent Sovanna Mall.