A mixture of Cambodian hospitality and Indochinese charm await the visitor taking a Phnom Penh holiday. Nestled majestically on the banks of a confluence of three great rivers, known as the ‘Chaktomuk’ (four faces) or ‘Quatre Bras’ (four arms) of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers. Phnom Penh is a city of more than two million people, the capital of Cambodia and the country’s commercial, economic and political hub. It is also a comparatively new travel destination.
Phnom Penh holidays provide a real oasis compared to the modernity of other Asian capitals. It boasts wide tree-lined boulevards and French colonial buildings. Recent urban development created an air of edgy chic. Bistros and boutique hotels line the riverfront, whilst smart little silk boutiques and galleries are dotted along the side streets It has a budding art scene and a heady dusk-to-dawn nightlife. With so much to offer the modern traveler, a Phnom Penh holiday demonstrates that this city still retains an undeniable charm.
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