Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh will be the next stop after Kampong Cham

This is the capital of Cambodia and a place where we can learn a lot about the history of the country.

I am thinking to stay 2 to 3 days in this city.

History Museums:

There are some important places to see to understand what happened in Cambodia some years ago.

Indeed, the museums such as the one about the one about the Tuol Sleng genocide or the killing fields (Choeung Ek) which were made by the Khmers Rouges are some choking places to see.

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Shooting Range

A part from that, a cool thing is that you can try to shoot with different weapons from the AK47 to the RPG (bazooka) in some places near Phnom Penh.

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Monuments:

Then there are some monuments to see such as the Royal Palace. It is apparently not the best thing to see for those who are doing all the countries of south east Asia as the one of Thailand is more impressive.

However, I will at least see it from outside and visit it (1h of visit) if I have enough time:

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However, something that looks more interesting to me is the National Museum where we can see some Khmer art and architecture; and also have an idea of how the Angkor temples looked like before.

This is located near the Royal Palace, then I can do both in half a day.national_museum_1

Markets:

A part from the monuments, it is also very good to visit the markets in Phnom Penh.

The Central Market is the most famous and we can try some nice cuisines which are the specialities of the country.

As you can see on the following picture, the place is huge:

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There are a lot more things to see in this city but I will let the surprise and see on the spot what else interests me.

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