What’s the capital of Cambodia? It’s Phnom Penh! A place people go to eat great food, mingle with a new culture and have a good time. The centre of Cambodian politics, diplomacy and cultural heritage will dazzle you with its beautifully built Wats and French colonial-inspired architecture. Book one of our awesome Phnom Penh deals and escape today.
So here you are ready for your holiday in Phnom Penh, “The Pearl of Asia” and have not a clue what to do. You can start by checking out the National Museum of Cambodia, where one of the world’s largest collections of Khmer art is housed. The museum holds the bronze statue of reclining Vishnu and a massive stone head from the Khmer Empire.
When you’ve had your fun at the museum, hop on a boat for a nice cruise along the Mekong. Get a fantastic four-wheeled steed from lastminute.com.au’s Phnom Penh car hire options and head for Sisowath Quay, where you can catch a boat. Float along while checking out the great views of the Royal Palace and the National Museum. You’ll even have a chance to explore some of the remote fishing villages further up the river. Want a more beachy escape? Extend your trip for a couple of days when you snag one of our great Koh Samui holidays in the Gulf of Thailand.
Phnom Penh holidays shouldn’t just include sightseeing. You’ve got to stock up on some epic souvenirs! As soon as you walk into places like Olympic Market you’ll find lines of vendors looking to sell you anything from regular T-shirts and postcards to kramas and silver curios. Want some knock-off electronic goods? No problem, because this place is full of them. Or you can try your bargaining skills at the Russian Market and pick up a cool tea set.
The food? Oh, the food is amazing. Make your way back to the riverfront of Sisowath Quay and sample all you can from the food vendors. Go for a nice bowl of kuyteav. Then cross the quay and make a stop at another stand for a plate of bok l’hong (green papaya salad). Holidays to Phnom Penh aren’t full if you don’t eat some Kampot pepper crab. Just sit down at a restaurant and order it. You can thank us later.
After eating in Sisowath Quay, wait there until night falls and follow the sound of music to one of the night spots. Head up Phnom Penh Tower to the sky bar for a cocktail with a view. Get to know some of your fellow travellers when you grab a mojito from the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, which is also along the river in Sisowath Quay. When the first mojito knocks you on your booty, pick yourself up and order another one—hey, you’re on holiday!
We’ll tell you what’s next. You’re going to get on your computer—if you’re reading this, you’re probably already on one—and browse through our great Phnom Penh holiday packages. We’ll get you the best deal even if it’s at the last minute.
Snap up your hotel in Phnom Penh right away and you'll have more time up your sleeve for the fun stuff in this exciting capital. With more than 279 accommodations on lastminute.com.au, finding a fabulous place is easy!
Who said good service needs to cost an arm and a leg? You'll get a peaceful night's sleep at an even better price at the Dara Reang Sey Hotel Phnom Penh and the Velkommen Guesthouse - Phnom Penh. But if a bit of luxury is more your thing, the Raffles Hotel Le Royal or the InterContinental Phnom Penh ought to fit the bill.
Phnom Penh is the home of Royal Palace. If you want to stay within a short walk of this top attraction, the Himawari Hotel Apartments is just 0.5 kilometres away. Another option is the Sokha Phnom Penh Hotel, which is 0.8 kilometres away.
Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2015
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.