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Phnom Penh – Embracing The Chaos Of Cambodia

Phnom-Penh

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Aside from exotic islands, rich countries, and populated cities, there are more things worth discovering when it comes to seeing the world. Some of the poorest countries on the planet are at the same time very rich in history, culture, friendly locals, and amazing sites.

One such country is Cambodia. In Phnom Penh, the countries capital, travelers can have the most exquisite experience if they only know where to look for it.

Endless Possibilities

Phnom Penh is a city where you can find many different options in regards of accommodation and dining.

While dorm rooms at guesthouses can go from $5-9, a more ‘luxurious’ option can cost as low as $15 per night.

Location matters in this case, as most places at the bank of Mekong River as usually more expensive than others.

On the other hand, food is quite cheap is Phnom Penh. $1 per meal is without question the lowest price street food can have, while local restaurants can charge you $3-5 for a meal.

Magnificent History

Royal-Palace

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One of the top attractions in Cambodia’s capital is the Royal Palace. Regarded as the heart of the city, this fascinating piece of architecture is home to various cultural objects and parts of the royal family’s history.

If you haven’t felt the touch of the past at the Royal Palace, make sure to check out the National Museum, Independence Museum, or the Silver Pagoda. Aside from these, there are a number of temples all around the city dedicated to Cambodian Buddhist religion.

Once you’re done embracing the overwhelming tradition of Phnom Penh, take a trip to the Central Market. This ziggurat was built in 1937 and still stands as a monument the locals worship as a place where they can hide from the sun and sell various objects among themselves and to tourists.