Phnom Penh is the buzzing cultural capital of Cambodia. Here are some of the cultural highlights you ought not to miss out on during your time in the city.
The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda
The Royal Palace is home to the Silver Pagoda. The temple is located along the riverside and makes for some incredible photos. There’s plenty to discover in and around the palace, including gorgeous gardens and multiple galleries.
National Museum of Cambodia
Cambodia has a rich and turbulent history. The museum is home to more than 5,000 historical artifacts dating all the way back to the ancient Angkorian period. The building itself is spectacular too.
Wat Phnom is a lovely park in the city center. It is home to the Wat Phnom pagoda but also attracts many monkeys, so make sure your food and drink is packed safely in your bag.
Cambodian Living Arts’ Theatre Show
Finally, the Cambodian Living Arts is a hub for musicians, dancers, and performers. It provides a space for them to make a living from their art. Be sure to check out a performance during your time in the capital. It will not only support the local artists; it will be a unique and memorable cultural experience too.