Image of beutiful Wat Phnom Temple in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Top Attractions: Cambodia’s capital is home to many of the country’s top attractions.

This is a remarkable city. Rapidly transforming and beginning to blossom after its turbulent past. The people of Phnom Penh are determined to restore the city’s former prestige. Once known to the world as the Pearl of Asia,  now works relentlessly to repair its reputation.

It is packed with appealing adventures. It tempts tourists from around the world. From its captivating Khmer architecture to its bustling markets, plus all that lies in between makes this a charming city.

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Two statues guard the steps into the enterence of Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Daun Penh or Doun Penh translates as “Lady Penh” in Khmer. Lady Penh or grandma Penh was the women who found three bronze Buddha sculptures floating in a hollow tree in the Mekong river and built a shrine to them in around 1327. (more…)