Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is the largest and capital city of Cambodia.  It is also the capital of the Phnom Penh municipality.  Once known as the Pearl of Asia in the 1920s, Phnom Penh is a significant global and domestic tourist destination for Cambodia.  Phnom Penh is known for its traditional Khmer and French influenced architecture.  It is also the commercial, political and cultural hub of Cambodia and is home to one million of Cambodia's population of 11.4 million.  Phnom Penh is a city which will not fail to captivate its visitors, and is a fascinating place to discover at leisure.

  • Intercontinental Phnom Penh

  • Location: As the first 5-star international hotel to open in Phnom Penh, the InterContinental Phnom Penh marks a renaissance in the city’s fortu
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  • Away Villa Salt Phnom Penh

  • Away Villa Salt exudes tranquility from the moment you walk into this very private boutique hotel you are immersed in its cool tropical gardens.
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  • Juliana Hotel

  • Location: The Juliana Hotel is situated in the heart of Phnom Penh, within easy access to the commercial district. The hotel is just five minutes to t
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Fact File

CapitalPhnom Penh

LanguageKhmer, English, French

ClimateThe ideal months to be in Cambodia are December and January, when humidity is bearable, temperatures are cooler and it’s unlikely to rain. From February onwards it starts getting pretty hot, and April is unbearably so. The wet season (from May to October), though very soggy, can be a good time to visit Angkor, as the moats will be full and the foliage lush - but steer clear of the northeast regions during those months, as the going gets pretty tough when the tracks are waterlogged

CurrencyRiel (KHR)

VisaA one-month visa, available on arrival at Phonm Penh and Siem Reap Airports. Visas are also available at some land borders, but not all

HealthAdvised immunisation against cholera, hepatitis A and B, malaria, typhoid, rabies, Japanese B encephalitis, yellow fever, tuberculosis

PassportsShould be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Cambodia

Time ZoneGMT + 7 hours