1 Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda
The impressive Royal Palace and adjoining Silver Pagoda are highlights of the capital’s concoction of temples, summerhouses and palaces.
2 Tuol Sleng Museum
Phnom Penh’s Museum of Genocide provides a harsh insight into Cambodia’s recent history. Originally a school but turned into the country’s most notorious prison by the Khmer Rouge, it tells of the terrible suffering during the occupation of the city. Well worth a visit.
3 Koh Kong Island
White powdery beaches stretch kilometre after kilometre, while a canopy of coconut trees shade the glassy-smooth aqua waters.
4 Bokor Mountain National Park
Eerie, abandoned moss-covered buildings sit in dense fog at Bokor Hill Station. There are lovely walks through the forest to Popkvil Falls.
Beautiful gardens and lush green landscape juxtaposed with the blue waters make Kep one of the most wonderfully relaxing places in Cambodia.
6 Angkor Wat
Cambodia’s top tourist attraction is the most magnificent and largest of all Angkor temples. Built in the early 12th century, it is one of the finest monuments in the world.
7 Angkor Thom and the Bayon
The royal city of Angkor Thom and its geometric centre, the Bayon, are simply awesome.
8 Ta Prohm
For all would-be Mouhots and closet Indiana Joneses, the temple of Ta Prohm is the perfect lost-in-the-jungle experience.
9 Tonlé Sap
The largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, the Tonlé Sap is of major importance to Cambodia and is home to many ethnic Vietnamese and numerous Cham communities, who live in floating villages around the lake.
The beautifully situated provincial town has a number of old colonial buildings and wats (dating back to the Angkor period) sitting along the misty, Snagkei River. The nearby Bamboo Train is Cambodia’s most unlikely travel experience.