Phnom Penh is known as the Cambodian capital and it’s famous for its ancient beautiful architecture. Sadly, the recent war has destroyed several historical buildings. Before the war, this incredible place was also known as Paris of the East, due to its temples and amazing white facades. Several tourists are coming here every year, because this place offers an incredible and unspoiled Southeast Asian experience. Probably, being unchanged is the most significant difference between Phnom Penh and other neighboring countries. Tourists could see the original history and incredible buildings that have not been modified. Here are three incredible attractions in Phnom Penh.
National Museum of Cambodia
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This incredible museum is the nation’s premier collection of the Cambodian cultural history. Moreover, this building is also the largest architectural and historical museum in the country. Visitors are amazed by the beauty of this incredible architecture and before entering the museum they can enjoy the impressive and spectacular rich gardens. The National Museum of Cambodia homes important and prominent statuary pieces for both Hindu and Buddhist faiths.
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This incredible French Colonial architectural structure was once known as the largest market in Asia. Visitors will definitely want to see this place, especially those who are looking for a bargain. Phsar Thmei is a place where people will find from burned CDs to brocade textiles and luscious batik.
Royal Palace of Cambodia
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The incredible and beautiful Royal Palace of Cambodia dominates the areas of Phnom Penh. This beautiful palace can be found near the riverfront and can be explored freely. Once, the Royal Palace of Cambodia was the home for the royal family during peace times. This incredible place is formed by 4 main structures, the Khemarin Palace, The Silver Pagoda, the Inner Court and the Throne Hall. To be mentioned that only the Throne Hall and the Silver Pagoda are open for tourists.
Phnom Penh is an incredible place that hides an impressive history that is worth to be explored. Have you ever been to Phnom Penh?