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Things to do in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh has many activities to offer, so staying in Phnom Penh won’t make you feel bored. If you travel with Withlocals, chances are you are going to discover Phnom Penh’s secrets and share your happiness with locals. Withlocals will provide you opportunities to uncover the hidden gems with local tour guides who knows the capital better than all the tour books do. Visiting the national museum and the royal palace as well as other attractions which are not yet shown in books, will give you unique experiences of visiting Phnom Penh. You will really want to visit those places during the day, and spare some time in the afternoon for physical activities like dancing with locals at the riverside or Olympic stadium. In the afternoon, you may have to choose between having dinner with a local family and visiting a night market or lounge for some relaxation. No matter what you choose to do, you should not miss the dinner with a Cambodian family in Phnom Penh because you will be able to taste the authentic food and have some fun with the locals at the same time. You can also get a massage from an experienced massager in the local spa. Phnom Penh will give you the best of your holiday.

  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
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  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
  • Food - Drinks - Island Tour and more
  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do
  • Eat Khmer ~ Eat as locals do

Ideas for Inspiration in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Discover the history of Daun Penh at Wat Phnom where the first Phnom Penh was born
  • Visit the national museum where many sculptures from Khmer empire are displayed
  • Visit the Royal Palace, see emerald Buddha statue made of Baccarat crystal and solid gold and other royal buildings
  • Discover the genocide museum, Toul Sleng or S21 which was used by Khmer Rouge to detain and torture many prisoners during the Khmer rouge regime
  • Have fun exercising through dancing with locals on the riverside or at Olympic stadium
  • Enjoy shopping for some souvenir at night market with local sellers
  • Visit local markets and have fun bargaining the price with sellers

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Interesting facts about Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • GreetingWhen meeting each other, along with the phrase “how do you do?”, Cambodian people prefer to put their palms together like a lotus flower on front of their chest. This manner used to show the respect to one another is called “Sampeah”.
  • Don’t touch my head!Cambodian people don’t let others touch their head because they consider head to be superior. For some people, head is associated with guardian spirit, and touching their head makes them sick.
  • Beware of your shoes and your hat Cambodian people take their shoes and their hat off while entering a temple or a house. This is a sign of respect.
  • Barang If you are from a western country, you’ll be called “Barang” by the locals. This word came from the fact that Cambodia had been under French (Barang) colonization.
  • Khmer wedding party If you were joining the wedding party, don’t forget to leave some money after finishing the party. The money you leave is a blessing and a present for the bride and groom.