Opened in 1929, this is one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. Guests can choose from a mix of Khmer, Art Deco and French-colonial styled rooms.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Once called the Pearl of Asia, the Cambodian capital is an international master of disguise. The grand boulevards are graced by colonial French-era buildings, evocative shop-houses hide like secrets around every corner, and striking Chinese temples and royal Khmer palace rooftops are camouflaged by a growing number of high-rises that puncture the skyline.
This is all just to prepare you for the assault on the senses to come in the following days. Modern Phnom Penh is abuzz with life: packed markets overwhelm; crowded boats ferrying passengers across the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap bewilder; and revving motor scooters whizz past like you’re in a scene from a James Bond film. The Pearl of Asia name tag still counts – it just needs a little polish every now and again.
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Phnom Penh Royal PalaceCultural
The Russian Market is one of the most chaotic places in the city – which, in a congested city of more than two million, is saying ...Family
Enjoy the best sunsets Phnom Penh has to offer by taking a seat at one of the many cafes at Sisowath Quay. It’s where street food ...Family
Choeung Ek Killing FieldsCultural
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Hemmed in by tropical ferns and foliage and bookended by curtained daybeds and tempting sun loungers, The Plantation is the kind of sanctuary you could laze about in all day.
A pet project for French-Cambodian fashion designer Romyda Keth, this boutique apartment hotel consists of 10 spacious apartments, each one themed to some of the designer’s favourite films.
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Where Vietnam war reporters, journalists and aid workers once met to swap stories, tourists now pack the first-floor restaurant and bar to share tips on what to see tomorrow.
Secreted inside a gorgeous Art Deco villa, Deco is a fabulous introduction to contemporary Khmer dining.
The place for Khmer hipsters, this hard-to-find speakeasy breathed new life into the capital’s bar scene when it opened a few years ago.