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Answer the frequently-asked questions when traveling to Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is one of the destinations that are very easy to come and has many interesting things that you just need to spend a few days at the weekend to explore and enjoy their vacation.

1. When is the ideal time to travel to Phnom Penh?

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Phnom Penh in its best season

Phnom Penh climate is hotter than Vietnam, so you should avoid visiting Phnom Penh in the months of the Summer because the strong sunshine here can make you get a headache. The right time to travel to Phnom Penh is from January 11 to February, in this time, Phnom Penh weather is the mildest, not too hot and along with little rain.

2. How to travel to Phnom Penh?

Every day, there are many bus brands running from Ho Chi Minh city to Phnom Penh as Kumho, Sapaco, Mai Linh, Khai Nam, Mekong Express, Phuong Heng,… these companies are mostly located on Pham Ngu Lao road, district 1. In just about an hour and you’ll catch a bus that drives you to Phnom Penh, the first bus of the day will depart at 4h in the morning with fare about 170.000 – VND230,000/ person.

You should buy the bus tickets before coming to Phnom Penh to avoid that all the tickets are sold at that time.

3. How to travel in Phnom Penh?

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Tuk Tuk, a typical transport in Cambodia. Photo by: LennonLand

In Phnom Penh, visitors can use multiple means of transport to move from this location to another. Therefore, if you’re someone who doesn’t wanna miss any interesting thing even when you’re moving between the locations, you can choose tuk-tuk to travel in Phnom Penh. This kind of transport is more common than any others in this city, this is also one of the symbols of Cambodian tourism, tuk-tuk can carry 3-5 tourists once, and thanks to its small size, it’s much easier to travel in the city by tuk-tuk than by any other transports. However, there are still taxis, motorcycles or bicycles that you use to move here.

4. Where to stay in Phnom Penh?

The roads near the central market have many hotels, motels. If you stay here, it’ll be easy to enjoy the local food sold in the market. If you want to conveniently go on foot to the famous local attractions in Phnom Penh, you can choose hotels to focus on Sisowath road (riverain Tonle Sap), Sangkat Phsar Kandal street (Khan Daun Penh sector).

5. Which tourist sites shouldn’t be ignored?

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One of the tourist attractions in Phnom Penh

In Phnom Penh, there are many interesting tourist attractions that welcome a great deal of tourists each year, such as: Cambodian Royal Palace, Central market, the Sisowath Go, Tuol Sleng genocide museum, Choeung Ek dead field, Wat Phnom, Independent statue monument, Wat Ounalom, the National Museum of Cambodia,…

6. Which are the fantastic nightlife activities in Phnom Penh?

In the evening of Phnom Penh, visitors can join a lot of interesting entertainment activities here such as: trying your luck in Casino of Naga World, this is the largest entertainment complex in Cambodia, enjoying the cuisine on the streets of Cambodia, immersing in the eventful atmosphere on the bar in the Western quarter, behind the Palace or along Sisowath street, sitting on the boat and going along the Mekong River, …

7. Which souvenirs should we buy?

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A kind of souvenir in Phnom Penh

Items from silver which is very popular in the “country of temple tower”, such as jewelry, decorative things or furniture with the prices of them which are not so high, suitable for tourists buy as gifts for relatives and friends. Also, Krama towel, sculpture products, jaggery, silk products,… are also meaningful gifts to buy.

8. Which are the special foods we should try in Phnom Penh?

Not only being famous for the tourist attractions, Phnom Penh also owns many delicious dishes, exotic culinary culture, such as: Bo Hoc sauce, Bai Sach Chrouk (a type of rice with Cambodian grilled pork), Amok,… also If you want to try challenging foods, you can also enjoy the food prepared from insects sold across the streets in Phnom Penh.

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