Phnom Penh Tourism Guide:
Phnom Penh is where Cambodia’s past and present co-exist intangibly, where royal palaces speak of a glamorous empire, monuments speak of independence and dedicated museums tell you incomprehensible stories about the nation’s horrific past. It is a city, which despite thousands of obstacles and atrocities in the name of war and revolution, has risen from the ruins, just as a phoenix rises from its ashes.
The contrast in attractions is just unbelievable.
On one hand are attractions such as the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, where the King and Queen of Cambodia still reside and the National Museum, which holds a treasure-trove of cultural artefacts from the ancient Khmer Empire. On the other hand, there are heart-rending places of interests such as the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a museum that records and displays the various methods used to torture inmates in the Security Prison by the Khmer Rouge and the Killing Fields, where a commemorative stupa holds the skulls of the victims and mass graves abound.
Balancing both these phases are Phnom Penh attractions such as Wat Phnom, a Buddhist temple and the tallest religious structure in the city, from which the city got its name and the Independence Monument, which as its name indicates, is a monument that commemorates Cambodia’s Independence from French rule.
A good way to end your holiday in Phnom Penh would be to shop at the Central Market, a unique Art-deco building that was the biggest market place in Asia in 1937, when it was built. The market is still very much alive and one can browse for amazing bargains and deals across all goods, which include clothes, stationery, flowers, accessories, food and much more.
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