Best things to do in Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s capital is a busy place, sitting on the junction of the famous Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers. In terms of attractions, head for the Royal Palace and the Independence Monument. The National Museum of Cambodia is worth visiting as is the Russian Tuol Tompoung Market for goods and food and Central Market for shopping and its art deco space.
Avoid the rainy season: The monsoon season usually occurs between September and October, also be aware that Phnom Penh can get some 200 inches of rain in a single month! During the rest of the time the region enjoys a hot tropical climate, and temperatures remain high throughout the year.
Top tips for visiting Phnom Penh: Bag snatching can be a real problem in Cambodia, especially in Phnom Penh. Really, don’t go around flashing your phones, leaving bags open etc. So don’t have too many valuables when you go out, walk on the inside of the path, away from the road and keep bags close to you. Also, get a feel for your surroundings when you are going to take a photo.
• Phnom Penh has several nicknames worth remembering. It’s been called the Paris of the East and the Pearl of Asia. It’s due to the French influence in architecture and city design.
• Ok, ready for this! How about trying a tarantula kebab! Yep, in Phnom Penh, these are considered a delicacy. Apparently, they taste a little like chicken!
• If you want to pay a visit to the golden arches! That’ll be McD’s, then you had better forget it! Phnom Penh is one of the few places that doesn’t have one. You can however, get other fast food such as KFC!
You will find there are several Phnom Penh lunch and dinner cruise options available. Check the individual tour details for the menu and the options available.
We realise you want to capture those destination hotspots on your tour. Many operators do offer free Wi-Fi on board, but you will need to check with the individual operator.
Yes, but be aware that there is a high season (June to September) and Low Season (November to March). Check the tour details for timings.
Phnom Penh is a region full of attractions and experiences to enjoy and immerse in. Check out our Phnom Penh tours by visiting isango.com
Each tour is different, but in general, they will have a duration between 1 to 2 hours. Make sure to check the specific tour for timings.
Boat tours will run at different times of the day, especially if you are booked on a lunch or dinner cruise. Make sure to check the tour details for a full listing of times.
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