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Pencil SupermarketShopping0.2km
Kantha Bopha MemorialMonument0.4km
Royal PalaceCastles 0.4km
National Museum of CambodiaMuseums0.3km
Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship MonumentMonuments0.7km
Cambodia Vetnam MonumentMonument0.7km
Sorya Shopping CenterShopping0.9km
Independence MonumentMonuments0.7km
Sorya Shopping MallShopping0.9km
Infinity InsuranceLookout point0.8km
Central MarketShopping1km
University of CambodiaUniversity0.9km
National Cultural CenterTheatre1km
City MallShopping2km
Phnom Penh Train StationRailway stations2km


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Category: Cities, Local time: 05:02:34, Official WWW website:

Phnom Penh is the capital city and the largest city of Cambodia . It is situated in the south of the country, at the confluence of the rivers Mekong and Tonlesap in the Cambodian province called Kandal.

About Phnom Penh

The city Phnom Penh was founded in 1372. It became the capital city in 1443 on order by King Chau Ponchea Jat. In 1525 the city lost its status of the capital since this territory was taken over by the Thai. In 1866 the king Norodom returned Phnom Penh the status of the capital city of Cambodia.

Phnom Penh Today

At present, Phnom Penh is the political, economic and cultural center of the country. Due to traditional Khmer and French architecture it is an attractive tourist destination. The most significant monuments are the Royal Palace, the Monument of Independence, the National Museum and the mosque. The city has a population of about 900 thousand.

Pros

nice people
breathtaking architecture
nice weather
delicious meals
distinctive atmosphere
night life and amusement
good public transportation system

Cons

heavy traffic
poor or deceitful service

Suitable for

shopping
history
nightlife
cruises
active vacation

Why to go there?

old&new architecture
political centre

Transportation and means of transport

railway
air


Information and Facts

GPS: 11.5626, 104.9278
Altitude: 12 m
Population: 2 2,00 ,000
Foundation (year): 1372
Is is the capital?: Yes
Last update: Oct 21, 2012 7:17:21 PM

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Transportation and means of transport: railway, air, international airport
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Cons: heavy traffic, poor or deceitful service, unpleasant humidity
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Suitable for: shopping, history, nightlife, cruises, active vacation, study

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