Situated at the crossroads of three great rivers - the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac – Phnom Penh is the heart of a country steeped in tradition, overflowing with rice paddies, jungles and rural communities.
Once a sleepy backwater, Phnom Penh now buzzes with commercial activity, as the country develops after years of isolation. It is dotted with monumental landmarks in a surreal environment. Old French colonial mansions stand alongside newly emerging designs, which make the city’s mixed architecture and communities fascinating to explore.
||Cambodian Riel (KHR): 1 KHR = 10 kak = 100 sen
||Ambulance: +855 023 724 891 (or 119 if you have a Cambodian phone number)
Police: +855 023 366 841 - +855 023 720 235 (or 117 if you have a Cambodian phone number)
Fire: +855 023 723 555 (or 118 if you have a Cambodian phone number)
||The Cambodia Daily
The Phnom Penh Post (bi-monthly)
The Southeast Asia Weekly
||Most shops are open Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 7 pm. Markets open from 6 am to 5 pm. Stores and markets are only closed on public holidays.
||Tourist Information Center in Phnom Penh
262 Monivong Boulevard
Khan Daun Penh
+855 023 218 585