Places in Phnom Penh
Kirirom National Park
You can really get away from it all at this lush elevated park a two-hour drive southwest of Phnom Penh. Winding trails lead through pine forests to cascading wet-season waterfalls and cliffs with amazing views of the Cardamom Mountains, and there’s some great mountain-biking to be done if you’re feeling adventurous.
Udong (the Victorious) served as the capital of Cambodia under several sovereigns between 1618 and 1866, during which time ‘victorious’ was an optimistic epithet, as Cambodia was in terminal decline. A number of kings, including King Norodom, were crowned here. The main attractions today are the twin humps of Phnom Udong, which have several stupas on them.
Tonlé Bati is the collective name for a pair of old Angkorian-era temples and a popular lakeside picnic area. It's worth a detour if you are on the way to Phnom Tamao and Phnom Chisor. You can eat at one of several restaurants here and hire an innertube to float around the lake for 2000r. Just avoid Tonlé Bati at weekends, when it's mobbed with locals.
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