Phnom Penh see and do guide: History

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

Tuol Sleng S21 Genocide Museum

Tuol Sleng is perhaps the most profound museum experience in all of Indochina. The former school turned prison death camp S21,... Read more

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Tuol Sleng S21 Genocide Museum
Street 113, Boeng Keng Kang 3 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
US$3 or US$6 with audio tour

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Killing Fields at Choeung Ek

The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, around 15kms outside Phnom Penh, are where most of the victims of Tuol Sleng S21 prison were... Read more

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Killing Fields at Choeung Ek
15kms south of Phnom Penh, Choeung Ek Commune, Dangkor District
( 855) 23 880278
US$6 includes audio tour

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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

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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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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Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh

Wat Phnom is the small mountain temple - the highest point in the city - from which Phnom Penh takes its name. It’s a pleasant... Read more

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Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh
Cnr 96 and Norodom Boulevard
US$1

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