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Top Choice Museum in Phnom Penh

Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes

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 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 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 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…
Top Choice Market in Phnom Penh

Psar Thmei

A landmark building in the capital, the art-deco Psar Thmei (literally 'New Market') is often called the Central Market, a reference to its location and size. The huge domed hall resembles a Babylonian ziggurat and …
Top Choice Performing Arts in Phnom Penh

Traditional Dance Show

Plae Pakaa is a series of must-see performances put on by Cambodian Living Arts. There are three rotating shows, each lasting about an hour: Children of Bassac showcases traditional dance styles; Passage of Life dep…
Top Choice Cambodian in Phnom Penh

K’nyay

A handsome restaurant upstairs at the Terrace on 95 boutique hotel, K'nyay complements meat-infused traditional Cambodian fare with a vegan menu and prepares vegan lunch boxes for day-trippers. Try the tasty banana …
Top Choice Club in Phnom Penh

Pontoon

After floating around from pier to pier for a few years (hence the name), the city’s premier nightclub has finally found a permanent home on terra firma. It draws top local DJs and occasional big foreign acts. Thurs…
Top Choice Bar in Phnom Penh

FCC

A Phnom Penh institution, the ‘F’ is housed in a colonial gem with great views and cool breezes. It's one of those must-see places in Cambodia. Happy hours are 5pm to 7pm and 10pm to midnight. If the main bar is too…
Top Choice French in Phnom Penh

Van’s Restaurant

Located in one of the city’s grandest buildings, the former Banque Indochine, Van's features old vault doors en route to the refined dining room upstairs. Dishes are presented with a decorative flourish; menu highli…