Phnom Penh see and do guide: Architecture

An independent selection of the best things to see and do in Phnom Penh. No paid placements, no advertorial.

Phnom Penh see and do guide

Lycee Preah Sisowath - historic high school, Phnom Penh

If you spend more than a day or so in Phnom Penh, there’s a good chance you’ll pass the Lycée Preah Sisowath. It’s been one of... Read more

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Lycee Preah Sisowath - historic high school, Phnom Penh
Preah Norodom Blvd between St 178 and Keo Chea, Phnom Penh

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Exploring Phnom Penh's architectural heritage

If you’re interested in architecture, Phnom Penh’s offerings are more impressive than you may have previously imagined.  Read more

Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda Phnom Penh

The main symbol of Phnom Penh, the Royal Palace, provides a glimpse of the country's regal history. It's a side of Cambodia's... Read more

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Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda Phnom Penh
Between sts. 240 and 184 on Sothearos. Entrance faces the river.
US$6.50. Extra for still and video cameras.

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Independence Monument Phnom Penh

Another city icon, the Independence Monument commemorates the end of French colonial rule in Cambodia. Located at one of Phnom... Read more

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Independence Monument Phnom Penh
Roundabout at Norodom and Sihanouk Boulevards

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National Museum of Cambodia

This is Cambodia's most important museum and the most extensive collection of Angkorian treasures on display outside the temple... Read more

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National Museum of Cambodia
Next to the Royal Palace just back from the river on St 13. Entrance is at St 178 St
+855 0(23) 211 753
US$3

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Psar Thmei - Grand Market Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh’s historic grand market is a visual spectacle and throbbing haven of commerce. It is one of the city’s most... Read more

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Psar Thmei - Grand Market Phnom Penh
Downtown between sts. 126 and 136

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Riverfront - Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh’s Ton Le Sap riverfront is at the centre of the city’s tourism revival. Colonial era shophouses have been converted... Read more

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Riverfront - Phnom Penh
Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh

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