Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Phnom Penh

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21); it soon became the largest centre of detention and torture in the country.…
Top Choice Museum in Phnom Penh

National Museum of Cambodia

Located just north of the Royal Palace, the National Museum of Cambodia is housed in a graceful terracotta structure of traditional design (built from 1917 to 1920), with an inviting courtyard garden. The museum is …
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Phnom Penh

Silver Pagoda

Within the Royal Palace compound is the extravagant Silver Pagoda, also known as Wat Preah Keo or Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It is so named for its floor, which is covered with five tons of gleaming silver. You c…
Top Choice Palace in Phnom Penh

Royal Palace

With its classic Khmer roofs and ornate gilding, the Royal Palace dominates the diminutive skyline of Phnom Penh. It's a striking structure near the riverfront, bearing a remarkable likeness to its counterpart in Ba…
Memorial in Phnom Penh

Killing Fields of Choeung Ek

Between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants who had been detained and tortured at S-21 were transported to the extermination camp of Choeung Ek. It is a peaceful place today, where visitors c…
Public Art in Phnom Penh

Ramayana Mural

The Silver Pagoda complex is enclosed by walls plastered with an extensive and, in parts, spectacular mural depicting the classic Indian epic of the Ramayana (known as the Reamker in Cambodia). The story begins just…
Historic Building in Phnom Penh

Throne Hall

The main attraction in the palace compound is the Throne Hall. Topped by a 59m-high tower inspired by the Bayon at Angkor, it was inaugurated in 1919 by King Sisowath. The Throne Hall is used for coronations and cer…
Historic Building in Phnom Penh

Chan Chaya Pavilion

All visitors enter into the eastern portion of the palace compound near the Chan Chaya Pavilion. Performances of classical Cambodian dance were once staged in this pavilion, which is sometimes lit up at night to com…
Buddhist Temple in Phnom Penh

Wat Phnom

Set on top of a 27m-high tree-covered knoll, Wat Phnom is on the only ‘hill’ in town. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1372 to house four statues of Buddha deposited here by the wate…
Buddhist Temple in Phnom Penh

Wat Ounalom

This wat is the headquarters of Cambodian Buddhism. It was founded in 1443 and comprises 44 structures. It received a battering during the Pol Pot era, but today the wat has come back to life. The head of the countr…