The capital of Cambodia- Phnom Penh sits at the junction of Mekong River and Tonle Sap... has recently experienced rapid expansion and developments due to a great influx of foreign direct investments. Being the most populous city in the nation, Phnom Penh is a melting pot for culture; tourists get to experience its vast and diversified culinary offerings... seeing both urban and developing sides of the nation. The place is happening but not as worth-visiting as compared to Siem Reap... the historical city that houses Angkor Wat, one of the seven wonders of the world. If you are planning to visit, we'd recommend a 4 Day 3 Night trip would be more than suffice. Check out our write up about Angkor Wat few years ago here.
Moving Around in Phnom Penh:
Tuk-Tuk or taxis are widely used in Phnom Penh but to prevent any unhappy moments dealing with the drivers, it is best to use ride-hailing apps... for fairly charged fare as well as exact pin-point location without going through the hassle of explaining the location to the drivers (most local drivers are English-illiterate). While Grab is widely used by most tourists, the locals use PassApp. I was using Grab throughout my entire journey- certain locations might be hard to pin point and the exact location turned out to be a little different from the pick up point.
1) Royal Palace of Phnom Penh
Address: Samdach Sothearos Blvd (3), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Business Hours: 8 am to 5 pm. Opens Daily.
Admission Fee: USD $10