Best Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh. The pearl of Southeast Asia no less. Shopping, eating and drinking, or relaxing in luxury hotels, you can do it all in Cambodia's thriving capital city. Soak up the atmosphere and explore the maze of streets buzzing with activity and stumble across something unbeknownst to the previous visitor. It's a hive of activity and excitement that yearns to be explored.


Phnom Penh, like most capital cities in the world, has fine cuisine. As Cambodia grows to be more cosmopolitan and modern, to complement the wonderful selection of local venues the capital benefits from a continual increase in quality restaurants serving international and fusion cuisine. Have a look at our choice of best restaurants in Phnom Penh.


The capital city has no shortage of bars, pubs and cafes to suit all tastes. With the local and ever-growing expatriate community all wishing to let their hair down once in a while, there are venues to suit all preferences. From stylish wine bars to chic nightlife after hours, Phnom Penh doesn't disappoint. Find out more about the best bars and pubs in Phnom Penh.


Phnom Penh's choice of massage centers and spas is the largest in the country and while in the capital you can book yourself a wide variety of treatments from the excellent spas and massage centers available. These are our recommendations for getting a massage in Phnom Penh.


Cambodia has a little way to go to match it's Southeast Asian counterparts in terms of modern luxurious malls rivalling those in the west, nevertheless you can keep that credit card busy. There are some wonderful markets, extensive shopping complexes and of course traditional street stalls. See our ideas for shopping in Phnom Penh.


Although at times the scars of it's recent tragic history may still be evident (on the outskirts of town are Khmer Rouge sites such as the

  • killing fields or
  • Tuol Sleng prison), Phnom Penh is modern and vibrant and a quintessential taste of present-day Cambodia. Simply walking around the city one may well find the likes of street performances, modern art exhibitions, or great boutique shops.

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