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Phnom Penh Travel Guide: Your Insightful Journey through Cambodia's Capital

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A trail of cafes and restaurants running through banks of the mighty Mekong, world class food-scene, distinct smell of the local markets trailing across the pavements where motorbikes racing create a whiz in the air, this city, placed right where the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers meet, is the capital of Cambodia. Owing to its reputation as the central hub during Khmer Empire and French colonisation, Phnom Penh homes culture and art that is rooted in the hearts of the people.

Tourist attractions in Phnom Penh's have been based on it's unfortunate and dark past like Killing Fields, Toul Sleng during the 1970's, but what most tourist fail to see is the young and lively side that the city has to offer. Apart from visiting the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek to understand how the Khmer Rouge killed thousands of people, you can go Scuba diving at Scuba Nation Diving Centre, visit the recently renovated Central Market, choose from an array of international as well as local alcoholic beverages at The Warehouse, make a prayer at the 'Wat Phnom' hill temple and visit The Royal Palace. Discover the multifaceted charm of Phnom Penh beyond its dark history with our Cambodia holiday packages.

Getting in phnom-penh

The Phnom Penh International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Cambodia. Major airlines operate from major cities to this airport. There are a range of cafes, restaurants and souvenir shops inside the airport. The airport also has a lounge area including a VIP lounge access.

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Getting out from phnom-penh

One can travel to several neighbouring countries of Cambodia and their top tourist cities. Some of the best tourist destinations near to Phnom Penh are Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Hanoi. Several flights operate from Phnom Penh Airport to these countries.

Public Transport at phnom-penh

Phnom Penh has a few local buses but tourists hardly opt them as the local taxis and tuk tuks are very affordable and are flexible with their routes.

Taxi & Airport transfer at phnom-penh

The most common ways of getting around Phnom Penh is to take a cyclo, a tuk tuk or motodups. Cyclos, just like tuk tuks, work well only for short distances. These drivers will ply lesser distances than most tuk tuks and can charge you anywhere between USD 1 to 2 for a ride. Most longer tuk tuk rides can go up to USD 5. Motodups are your best option if you require a ride late in the night. They don't have meters, so negotiate the rate before getting on board.

Transport & city passes in phnom-penh

There are no city passes or transport cards in Phnom Penh. The local taxis and self rental cars are your best ways of exploring the city.

Driving & Car rental at phnom-penh

Renting your own motorbike or car is a great idea in Cambodia. There are numerous motorbike rental stores in Phnom Penh. You can get a 100cc scooter for USD 4 to 7. Go for reputed, professional establishments as most of the rental companies will require that you leave your original passport as a collateral. A car can cost you anywhere between USD 30 to 60 per day. You'll also need an IDP (International Driver's Permit) to drive in Phnom Penh.

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