The National Museum rounds off a visit to the adjacent Grand Palace quite well.It’s a beautiful Khmer style wooden building with a large courtyard and pond in the center.
There’s a short description of each place as well as a picture, a video and the exact location highlighted on the map: Every afternoon when the hottest hours of the day are over, you see both locals and foreigners heading to the scenic River Promenade.
They are exercising, buying drinks and snacks from the vendors, bringing their beloved ones to a romantic walk or just taking a seat and enjoying the absolutely laid back atmosphere with beautiful views over the Mekong river.
The River Promenade is several hundred meters long, but the nicest and most spacious part is in Riverside district just north of the Grand Palace (see below) and that’s also where the best foreign owned restaurants are found, as well as massage salons, girl spots and now a steadily increasing number of rooftop bars – your date will love it. Just like in Bangkok, a visit to the Royal Palace is a must and if you’ve got only enough time to visit one sight in town with your Khmer Girl, then spend the 6.50 USD (or 25,000 Riel) and a couple of hours wondering around Cambodia’s second most significant cultural site (after Angkor Wat in Siem Reap).
Among the main attractions of the Grand Palace, which is surrounded by a 402m x 435m protection wall, are the Throne Hall (where royal ceremonies are held), the Moonlight Pavilion (where regularly classical Khmer dance shows take place) and most importantly: The Silver Pagoda, a compound where the Wat Phra Kaew can be found and which holds a series of some of the country’s most sacred treasures, such as the crystal Buddha also known as the “Emerald Buddha of Cambodia”.
If you think of Phnom Penh, which image comes up first in your head? Rather not, the most famous temple in Cambodia and the only one most foreigners know of is found in Siem Reap: Angkor Wat.
An impressive skyline and rooftop bars with breathtaking views? Probably yes, since this might be one of the main reasons why you come visit here and read about on this website.Rather not, that’s what you get in Bangkok but Cambodia is still a very poor third world country and the tallest building in Phnom Penh, the Golden Tower 42 is just as high as the 22nd tallest building in Bangkok, the Millenium Residence Tower I: 192 meters. I have covered the different options on how to have Sex with Khmer Girls in Phnom Penh in detail but here I’m going to present you the best things to see and do in Cambodia’s capital and most of them make quite nice and romantic dating spots too.Let’s start off with a couple of cool facts you might not have known yet: in the “Pearl of Asia”.The Independence Monument was built in 1958 to celebrate Cambodia’s independence from France in 1953.It has the form of a lotus shaped stupa – a style similar to Angkor Wat and various other Khmer monuments.It’s surrounded by Naga heads – multi-headed cobras.