Things to Do in Phnom Penh

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Thing to do in Phnom Penh
Thing to do in Phnom Penh

This article would like to provide tourists with necessary information about the trip to Phnom Penh, particularly things to do in Phnom Penh. Hope that with this travel knowledge, tourists will have a memorable holiday in Phnom Penh.

Enjoy Cambodian beverage

Phnom Penh is the city visited by many celebrities such as Jacqueline Onassis, Catherine Deneuve and Angelina Jolie and all of them stayed at the luxurious hotel named Raffles Hotel Le Royal. This hotel is the witness of numerous the rise and fall during the history of Cambodia.

The Elephant bar at Raffles Hotel
The Elephant bar at Raffles Hotel

Currently, Elephant Bar at Raffles Hotel becomes the destination of many staff of the embassy and non-governmental organizations working in Phnom Penh. With 12 dollars for each type of drink, Elephant Bar will be the ideal destination for tourists to relax before starting the journey to discover Phnom Penh.

Watch art performance

National Museum, Phnom Penh
National Museum, Phnom Penh

In the evening, it is recommended to visit the National Museum to see unique Plae Pakaa performances. Here, with the expense of approximately $13.5, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the special traditional performances and watch the dancers in traditional Cambodian costumes whose performances will reconstruct popular rituals and play national instruments. It is believed that you will be hypnotized by this show.

Savor the culinary delights of Cambodia

Malis restaurant, Phnom Penh
Malis restaurant, Phnom Penh

Cambodian cuisine is famous for not only the quality of food but also the choice of raw materials, especially herbs. An ideal address for enjoying the Cambodian food is Malis restaurant, where guests can have dinner in the romantic outdoor scene with an adjacent lake in the gentle light.

Besides, visitors can visit the Common Tiger restaurant to enjoy the meal on the terrace. This restaurant serves the most gourmet dishes such as coconut soup, chicken with cheese and delicious dishes made from sea bass fish.

Relax and enjoy the nightlife

Bar Sito in Phnom Penh
Bar Sito in Phnom Penh

After enjoying dinner, you are advised to choose Bar Sito for relaxation, which is located on the 240 street. Coming here, you will completely feel the fresh beauty of Phnom Penh at night. Negronis Espresso or  Martini at a cost of $ 5 is a good choice here. In addition, tourists can freely dance to the lively music. If you’re a fan of French culture, the Bouchon Wine Bar is really a must-visit destination where tourists can drink a cup of full-bodied Médoc or Vodka martini.

Go shopping at Central Market

Going to market and buying items is the great experience in the trip to every tourist attractions including Phnom Penh. One of the most famous and crowded bazaars in Phnom Penh is the Central Market, also known as New Grand Market (Psah Thom Thmey in Khmer language), which was built in 1939 and owned an impressive architectural style. This market was upgraded in 2011 and sold a lot of products such as clothes, jewelry, art objects and handicrafts.

Central Market, Phnom Penh
Central Market, Phnom Penh

If moving farther to the west, you will see the three-storey bazaar named O ‘Russei (Russian market), where you can purchase all types of products from dried fish to high heels with the reasonable price. Besides, the Russian market is an interesting destination for you to take away unique Buddha statues or wooden commodities used in the kitchen.