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The Silver Pagoda

The Silver Pagoda

The official name of Silver Pagoda is Wat Ubaosoth Ratanaram. It is located on the south side of the Royal Palace. Silver Pagoda is the Buddhist temple which has five thousand three hundred and twenty-nine silver tiles. The national and royal ceremonies are organized in this wat. It is the great magnificent artificial structure whose walls are covered with murals. The statue of Buddha is in huge size made up of gold embellished with two thousand and eighty-six diamonds. The largest diamond is of twenty-five carets.

The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace

Royal Palace's actual name is Preah Barum Reachea Veang Chaktomuk Serei Mongkol. The architectural style of the palace is Khmer. It has been divided into four main components. The Silver Pagoda is in the south of the palace. The Khemarin Palace is in the north of the Royal Palace of Phnom Penh. The Throne Hall is in the middle of the compound while the private sector is in the west. The palace consists of a garden with a large variety of flowers and trees. The other structures of the palace are Serey Monkol Pavilion which is the royal conference hall, Damnak Chan, Hor Samran Phirun, Villa Chumpou, King Jayavarman VII Pavilion, Hor Samrith Phimean and more.

The Central Market

The Central Market

Central Market is the landmark of Phnom Penh. It was constructed in the year 1937. The market is in the dome shape with the branch of four arms. Central Market has the large range of stalls of products and services. It is a unique and magnificent art deco and major gathering spot for tourists and locals.

Travelling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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It is the largest city in Cambodia and is densely populated. Phnom Penh was earlier called as Krong Chaktomuk which means 'City of Four Faces'. It has been the capital city since the colonization by the French and has develop ever since to become the center of culture, economic and industries. Phnom Penh is the famous tourist attraction in Cambodia. The city has many temples and religious spots.

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Phnom Penh Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

You can book your ticket through this websites to avail the best offers and discounts. Pre-booking of the tickets saves your time and money as well.

How To Get Around?

The mode of transportation is easy to find in Phnom Penh. Use the ones which suit your need and budget. You can travel by bus, tuk-tuk, ferries, vans, cycles, cabs, taxis, rental cab, and self-drive car or hire a vehicle. You can also choose to walk as many tourist attractions located near each other inside the city.

What Should I Wear?

There is no dress code in Phnom Penh. You can wear anything which is appropriate. However, you should dress modestly in temples and religoius places. You may carry lightweight, soft and delicate fabric. You can pack jeans, trousers, tank top, crop top, and dresses in comfortable footwear. Try to take cotton fabrics instead of polyester and synthetic fabric. You are recommended to carry sunscreen lotion, a hat, a scarf, and a pair of sunglasses.

Phnom Penh Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Phnom Penh is from the month of November to the March. During these months there is a manageable crowd with affordable and reasonable hotel fares and offers the best climatic conditions.

Currency

Cambodian Riel

Will I Need a Guide?

No. You need not take a guide. This website purvey the complete and comprehensive information.

How To Get There?

You can reach Phnom Penh by car, train, airplane, or bus. If you are traveling within the country then you can reach the city by metro, bus or car. And if you are from abroad, then you need to book the tickets for the flight to Phnom Penh International Airport. Once you reached Phnom Penh Airport, the further journey can be done by city transport.

Additional Info

Be aware of pickpockets. Bag snatching in Phnom Penh is very common. Take care of your belongings and valuables. Be aware of food scam and baby milk scam. Avoid drinking tap water in public places as it is impure. You need to carry your documents, like the passport. Do not sit above the monks. Remove hats and shoes while moving indoors. To prevent losing your most valuables in a safe deposit box at the hotel or apartment. Empty your pockets and put your cash & cell phones in an inside a bag with the inner compartment.