48 hour in Phnom Penh – best memories

Tradditional Khmer massage via amara spa

Shopping at the central market, dining at Aeon Mall, relaxing massage at Amara Spa, etc. is one of the most intersting memory visitors can experience during two days in Phnom Penh.

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Day 1

Shopping in Central Market

One of the most visited markets when visiting Phnom Penh is the Central Market, which was built in 1935. The market is full of items from clothes, shoes, gold jewelery. or silver, handicrafts, ancient coins … and of course when you buy anything here you should remember to bargain. The Central Market is open daily from 5am to 5pm.

Eat at Aeon Mall

Aeon Mall is a complex shopping center in Cambodia with many products of famous brands. In particular, the basement is home to many typical Khmer dishes and various fried insects.

Address: 132 Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Opening hours: From 9am to 10pm.

Russian market via Cambodia Travel

Visiting Tuol Genocide Museum

Tuol Sleng Museum is a museum showing the genocide of the Khmer Rouge during 1975-1979. During the four years of the Khmer Rouge, it detained about 20,000 innocent people including women and children,  only a few survived. The museum is open daily from 7am to 5:30 pm.

Royal Palace

As a symbol of Cambodia, the Royal Palace is one of the places that visitors can not miss when visiting Phnom Penh. Royal Palace of Cambodia is a complex of buildings, the residence of the King and the royal family. The palace was built after King Norodom transferred from Oudong to Phnom Penh in the traditional Khmer style. The palace is open daily from 8am to 5pm.

Sisowath Quay

Situated along the banks of the Tonle Sap River, Sisowath Quay is known as the Tourist Quarter with its lively restaurants, cafes and bars. This is an exciting destination that is popular among many locals as well as visitors. In Sisowath Quay, there are plenty of locals in the morning, and are filled with music from restaurants and bars in the evening.

Relaxing massage at Amara Spa

After a day of sightseeing, there is nothing better than relaxing in the traditional Khmer way. It will cost you about $ 18 with 90 minutes of traditional massage. Address: Corner of Sisowath Quay and St.110 Phnom Penh.

Day 2

Go to the Russian market

Although Cambodia was famous for being occupied by the French; however, during the Cold War, there were quite a few Russians coming to Phnom Penh. The Russian market has a wide variety of goods, such as VCD, DVD, CD, jewelry, fabric and garment accessories, handicrafts … Opening time from 7am to 5pm.

Choeung Ek via wikipedia

Buy antiques in Hak Seng Kim

From Russian market, you head to the east, find a shop selling sculptures and antiques called Kim Hak Seng. This is the ideal place if you want to buy or admire the sophisticated sculptures. Address: 114, 450, east of the Russian market.

Visiting Choeung Ek – the death field

Located about 15 km from Phnom Penh and only 30 minutes by car, the Choeung Ek field is the most iportant devidence reflecting the Pol Pot genocide in the 70s. At present, in the middle of the field, a memorial tower was erected to commemorate the victims. This memorial tower contains over 5,000 skulls of the victims. Here, visitors will feel the deep pain that the Pol Pot regime has brought to the innocent Cambodian people during the ruling.

Sail to sunset in Phnom Penh

Sitting on the boat and walking by the river to watch the sunset will be a memorable experience when coming to Phnom Penh. Depending on the price that travelers will choose the journey suiting their pocket. You can choose from Phocea Mekong Cruises or Memorable Cambodia Cruise, both of which have departures at Sisovath Quay.

Angkor beer

Like Vietnam, beer is a very popular drink in Cambodia with bitter and sweet taste. The price of beer is quite low, only about 1 USD for a bottle, of which the two most famous beers in Cambodia are Angkor Beers and Cambodia Beers.

Experience the nightlife at Nova Club

One of the destinations to experience nightlife in Phnom Penh is the Nova Club with many exciting activities. Especially, every Wednesday, if female customers come here, they will enjoy free cocktails. Opening hours are 9am to 4am. Address: 19 Street 214, Ville de Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh.

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