Phnom Penh Overview
Perhaps the name doesn’t mean much with worldwide travelers, but with the glimmering spires of the royal palace, the fluttering saffron of the monks’ robes and the luscious location on the banks of the mighty Mekong, Phnom Penh is an exotic sight to behold.
Phnom Penh offers travelers a combination of Asian characteristics and a generous hospitality typical of the people of Cambodia. In addition to being the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is the center of politics, economy, and trade of the country.
The city is also the gateway to the magical land of the Kingdom: the temples of Angkor in the west, the white sand beaches in Sihanoukville and Kep. Also, in the highland area of the northeast are many ethnic minorities who inhabit the forests of Ratanakiri and Mondolkiri.