Things you need to know when traveling Phnom Penh

Date: 21/9/2012 | Post by: Admin

Traveling to Phnom Penh is easy and there are many interesting things that you may need to spend a few days to explore all.

The best time to visit Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh has a hot weather, so avoid visiting here in the hot summer months. The best time to travel is from November to February when the capital’s weather is mild, not too hot and less rainy.

How to get to Phnom Penh from Vietnam

Every day, there are many bus companies departing from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to Phnom Penh such as Kumho, Sapaco, Mai Linh, Khai Nam, Mekong Express, Phuong Heng ... These companies are usually located on Pham Ngu Lao Street in District 1. The earliest departure time is at 4am with fares ranging from 170,000 VND to 230,000 VND. You should buy tickets in advance from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City. Car dealers will guide passengers how to complete immigration procedures at Moc Bai border gate, Vietnam and Bavet, Cambodia.

Getting around

In Phnom Penh, you can use a variety of transports to go around. Of which, tuk tuk is more popular. This is also one of the symbols of Cambodia tourism. A tuk tuk can carry from 3-5 passengers, very convenient to travel in the small streets of Phnom Penh. In addition, guests can use the taxi, motorbike or bicycle to travel.


The area near Central Market has many hotels and motels. If you stay here, you can easily enjoy local dishes in the market. If you want to easily transfer to famous sightseeing within the capital, stay hotels on Sisowath Quay Road (along Tonle Sap River), Sangkat Phsar Kandal Road (Khan Daun Penh area).

Tops attractions in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh has many interesting attractions such as Royal Palace, Central Market, Sisowath Quay, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, Wat Phnom, Wat Ounalom, and National Museum of Cambodia.

Entertainments at night

At nights in Phnom Penh, you can enjoy a lot of fun activities here: try your luck in the Naga World casino, this is the largest entertainment complex in Cambodia; enjoy Cambodian street food; soak up the lively atmosphere on the bars behind the Royal Palace or along Sisowath Road, take a boat ride along the Mekong River.


Silver products are very popular in Cambodia, such as jewelry, decorations or furniture. Prices are not too expensive, suitable for tourists to buy gifts for family and friends. In addition, Krama scarf, sculptures, silk products ... are also ideal gifts.

Specialties should try in Phnom Penh

Not only famous for its many tourist attractions, Phnom Penh also boasts many delicious and strange dishes such as Bai Sach Chrouk (a kind of Cambodian pork rice), Amok, and Nom Banh Chok. In addition, if you want to try the strange feeling, you can also enjoy dishes made from insects sold on the streets of Phnom Penh.