PHNOM PENH (Khmer: ក្រុងភ្នំពេញ – Tykrong Phnom Penh) is the capital of Cambodia. It is situated at the confluence of three major rivers: 1)- the mighty Mekong River, 2)-the Bassac River and the great Tonle Sap Lake, what was once considered the ‘Gem’ of Indochina. The capital city still maintains considerable charm with plenty to see. It exudes a sort of provincial charm and tranquility with French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. Phnom Penh is a veritable oasis compared to the modernity of other Asian capitals. A mixture of Asian exotica, the famous Cambodian hospitality awaits the visitors to the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Here in the capital, are many interesting touristy sites. Beside the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, the Choeng Ek Killing Fields and Wat Phnom, there are several market places selling carvings, paintings, silk, silver, gems and even antiques. Indeed, an ideal destination for a leisurely day tour. The whole area including the outskirts of Phnom Penh is about 376 square kilometres big. There are currently about 2,009,264 people living in Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh municipality administration.
Phnom Penh can be reached by Phnom Penh International airport, port of Phnom Penh and by overland from Hou chiMinh City. All visitors, except citizens of Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam need a visa to enter Cambodia. The official price for a tourist visa is US$20, and US$25 for a business visa
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