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Phnom Penh City "The Capital of Cambodia"

Phnom Penh is a capital of Cambodia situated at the confluence of the four great front rivers “Chatomuk or four faces” of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Basac. Phnom Penh is located four rivers the lower Mekong, The upper Mekong, The Basac and Tonle Sap. Phnom Penh covers an area of 41 square kilometers. It is a major political, economic, cultural communication and tourism center for home and work service.

The city is divided into three sections the north, an attractive residential area, the south or the French part of the city with its ministries banks and colonial houses, and the center or the heart with its narrow lanes, markets, foods stalls and shops. Over the past four years, the city has undergone tremendous changes. Businesses are springing up constantly and tourism in once again booming.

Cambodia has managed to retain its charm and character Cyclos that weave through traffic with ease. Broad boulevard old colonial buildings, parks and green spaces remind one of the country’s French heritage and above all its people who always have a smile for you Phnom Penh offers several cultural and historical attractions. It is a charming mix of ancient monuments and modern landmarks that consist of five star hotels and international standard entertainment centers Cambodia can be enjoyed any time of the year though the idea month are November till March.

During this time of the year the humidity levels are relatively low and there is little likelihood of rain.

National Museum in Phnom Penh

Located just north of the Royal Place this truly fabulous museum set inside a beautiful traditional  red pavilion built in 1917-1918 is exclusively dedicated to Khmer arts, There are many artifacts from the pre-Angkor as well as Angkor period on display. One of the most prestigious is a statue of the great God-king Jayavarman VII who ruled Angkor from 1181 to 1201 and was responsible for many of the architectural wonders.

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