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Phnom Penh, Pearl of Asia

Exotic Cambodia

One of the known 'Pearl of Asia', Phnom Penh is one of the East's most tempting treasures. In this short article, we provide you with some of the Cambodian capital's most prized attractions.

The Royal Palace speaks for itself as a vast and impressive complex of structures that serve as the residence of the Cambodian monarchy.

The Silver Pagoda serves as one of the most important centre of Buddhist worship in Cambodia, as well as a shrine of valuable historical artefacts and other precious objects.

The National Museum houses over 14,000 items, including one of the world's largest collections of Khmer art.

The tallest religious building in Phnom Penh, Wat Phnom gave the city its name and is the centre of celebrations in the Khmer New Year and the religious festival Pchum Ben.

Although not the cheeriest place, the Tuol Seng Museum of Genocidal Crimes is vital in fully understanding Cambodia's history and the less palatable parts of its chequered past.

Along with the Tuol Seng Museum, visiting the Killing Fields is necessary to fully understand Cambodia's troubled story.

Cambodia is a former French protectorate and nowere is this more than in the French Embassy where visitors can further educate themselves on the history of Cambodia.

The Parliament Building is the heart of government in Cambodia and houses its two Houses. It is also a resplendent building in its own right.

Wat Ounalom serves as the epicentre of the nation's religious tradition. It is contended that one of Buddha's eyebrow hairs is preserved within the temple.

The Central Market is a bustling centre of trade where everything imaginable may be purchased, and offers a way of fully immersing oneself in contemporary Cambodian culture.

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