9 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

9 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia.

It’s one of those capitals that travellers seem to feel the need to get in and get out – fast!

But, there is a side to Phnom Penh other than the horrible history of the killing fields and genocide museums. This is a place where over 2 and a half million people live everyday, and have stories of their own.

So lets took a look at a day in the life of Phnom Penh Cambodia:

9 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

9 photos to inspire you to visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

Much of Phnom Penh is focused around the central market Psah Thom Thmey or “New Grand Market”. Here you can grab clothing, souvenirs, jewellery and of course you can check out the fascinating food market.

9 photos to inspire you to visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

Asian markets are filled with noise, colour, sights and smells (both good and bad), that you just cant resist. It’s always fun to have a look for some interesting treats – would you dare try these local favourites? Yep, that is tarantula!

9 photos to inspire you to visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

If markets aren’t really your thing – never fear. There are always street vendors, roaming around, ready to sell you a fresh coconut on a hot day.

9 photos to inspire you to visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

Most of all, Phnom Penh is a place to go and people watch. Here you will see people from all walks of life go about their daily lives. Life that seems so distant from our own, and yet is still very similar.

9 photos to inspire you to visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

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Parents picking their kids up from school.

9 photos to inspire you to visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

Even the trishaw drivers are doing the School Run. The hustle never seems to stop.

9 photos to inspire you to visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

9 photos to inspire you to visit Phnom Penh Cambodia

Trishaw Driver waiting for a fare.

It may be everyday life for these people now, but it hasn’t always been this way… The Khmer Rouge decimated this city. Over 30 Years on, it is still recovering.

So maybe, stop sometime on your travels in Cambodia. And appreciate Phnom Penh for it’s people, rather than just it’s past.

Looking for hotel options in Phnom Penh? We recommend HotelsCombinedThey have a great selection and help you get the best possible price!

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Have you been to Phnom Penh? What was your experience? 

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