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Set at a junction of scenic rivers, Cambodia’s charming capital Phnom Penh makes for an epic Asian adventure with a mixture of vibrant bars, bustling local markets, delectable street food, great value luxury hotels and architectural wonders in the form of colonial buildings, ancient temples and heritage hotels. The most iconic landmark in Phnom Penh is one of its oldest structures, Wat Phnom, which is set atop a small hill overlooking the city. This impressive monument dates back to the 1300s with a selection of Buddhist statues and wall paintings to admire. Another architectural marvel in Phnom Peng is the Royal Palace, residence of the Cambodian King. Dating back to the 1860s, this grandeur building features classic Khmer architecture, golden rooftops and ornate carvings. The palace’s adjacent Silver Pagoda is also worth admiring, with thousands of glistening silver tiles covering its floors and a life-sized golden Buddha statue adorned with diamonds. Brightsun Travel offers various Phnom Penh flights from India, so you can come and explore the city’s majestic buildings to your heart’s content.
Phnom Penh is renowned for its world-class museum spaces and famous historic sites that allow you a fascinating insight into the city’s cultural heritage. Start by visiting the National Museum, which displays one of the world’s most remarkable collections of Khmer art and artefacts, including rare statues, wooden sculptures, ceramics and bronzes. The museum itself is a work of art with distinct red sandstone. The Choeung Ek Genocidal Center is another enriching site and part of Cambodia’s renowned Killing Fields, offering a chilling and enlightening insight into the traumatic events that occurred in the country during the Khmer Rouge era. After discovering Phnom Penh’s best sightseeing attractions, why not go shopping at one of the city’s colourful markets? The Central Market is a popular spot – it’s set in an Art-Deco style domed building with colourful market stalls selling fresh food, jewellery, souvenirs, clothing and much more. You could test your bargaining skills here and get yourself a good deal. Book cheap tickets to Phnom Penh with Brightsun now and look forward to the ultimate getaway in this immense Asian city