Cambodia’s largest city lies on the Mekong River. The city is growing rapidly, and modernisation continues apace. The main sights are the Royal Palace, the Independence Monument and the National Museum. You can see the country’s French heritage in everything from the architecture to the food, and you can wander the broad boulevards looking at the colonial houses.
Accommodation in Phnom Penh
Just a small hotel with 12 rooms, but perfectly formed and in the heart of the residential district of Phnom Penh. Formerly the house of a wealthy senator, European and Asian antiques line the public rooms and bedrooms, all of which have been individually decorated. The outdoor pool and restaurant complete the Victorian feel.
One of Phnom Penh’s trendier new hotels, this fashionable bolthole has river views, huge balconies and a style that’s unmistakably modern. The KWest and Le Moon brasseries and bars are a perfect spot for a cocktail among the local movers and shakers. A rooftop terrace awaits you at sunset.
One of the most famous names in hospitality, Raffles has been atop the local hotel scene for nigh on a century. Close to the Central and Russian markets, the gleaming marble and understated elegance welcome refined guests. The 101 peerless rooms mix details from the 1920s woth Art Deco, Khmer and French influences.