Phnom Penh is the capital, largest city and most wealthy city in Cambodia. The city was first settled in 1372. It did not become very important untill Angkor fell to Siam, at that time the King of Cambodia moved the capital nearby to current day Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh itself was not official the capital of Cambodia until 1865.
From the Phnom Penh Travel Guide
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88 Backpackers has the facilities of a hotel with a hostels young and social-able atmosphere! The staff were super friendly, the food very reasonably priced and tasty! Not a negative thing to say about the place! highlights include the pool, pool-table, and bar restaurant facilities! Great value for money~! ... more
I was asked $3 for a tuk tuk from the drop off point from Ho Chi Minh but paid $1.50 which is ample as it is not far. Easy check in. No lift and each step is higher than usual so gives an impression of steepness. Clean and airy room. Towels and everything else but toilet paper. A wide selection of channels on TV. Free wifi was good. ... more
The staff were super friendly and helpful for all our needs. Prices are very reasonable and the location is tops. The only bad thing I would say is that some of the rooms don't have windows to the outside world. It odd to wake up with no visual queues of where the sun is and no way to get some fresh air into the room. ... more
Cambodia, Phnom Penh
We took the bus to Phnom Penh and we went to see the Grand Palace and Silver Pagoda - which has silver on the floor throughout the room and there is a emerald cut Buddha and a Buddha statue made of gold - it looked really amazing. We then joined the group and went for a walk down the waterfront ...
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