Phnom Penh Bucket List: Amazing Places to Visit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh, is steeped in rich history. It was once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’, a truly delightful French-city at the heart of Indochina. If you’re up for an adventure, here’s what you can expect to enjoy from Phnom Penh:

Understand the root of Phnom Penh’s name

Wat Phnom Main Pagoda in Phnom Penh By Olaf Tausch – Own work, CC BY 3.0, CC

Wat Phnom, also known as the Hill Temple, is Buddhist wat that stands 88.5 ft above the ground. Apart from being a beautiful and iconic temple, its value to history is unparalleled.

According to legends, a wealthy widow named Lady Penh found a Koki tree floating by the Tonle Sap River. To her surprise, the tree contained a statue of Vishnu and four statues of Buddha.

Shortly after, the construction of a Koki tree-made…

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