Often underrated and overlooked, Phnom Penh is a vibrant and mesmerising capital city that has a lot to offer visitors and inhabitants alike! With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 4 things you absolutely must do whilst in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia…
- Meander along the Mekong River – Phnom Penh is the meeting place of two beautiful rivers; the Mekong and Tonle Sap. Hang out by the river with the locals for a chilled out afternoon in the sun or take a boat trip along the water to explore the many floating villages and witness the magnificent local wildlife.
- Dance the night away – when the sun sets over this great city, the fun really begins. The numerous rooftop bars along the riverfront become a hive of activity with locals and tourists sipping cocktails together whilst watching the unimaginably beautiful sunset across the Mekong. If the thought of sipping a few cold beers or fresh cocktails on a warm night, surrounded by spectacular views and accompanied by great people is up your street, head to the riverfront for an evening to remember!
- Spend the evening at the Phsar Reatrey night market – whilst the central market is a great place to visit for souvenirs, electronics and keepsakes, the Phsar Reatrey night market is the place to go for a true Cambodian experience. Mix with the locals as they all gather to chat and buy cold beer, chocolate waffles, clothes, bags, kebabs, fried insects and more besides. Beautifully lit by plenty of lights and the wonderful glow of the moon, a visit to this night market will be a memory you’ll treasure forever.
- Discover the local delicacies – to truly experience a city you need to sample the local cuisine. Luckily in Phnom Penh you’re in for a real treat! From coconut fish steamed in banana leaves and Kampot pepper crab to shrimp salad and chicken curry, there’s a plethora of delicious treats to try from the huge range of cafés, restaurants and street vendors!
But that’s not all! This wonderful city has a whole lot more to offer, so why not go and explore it for yourself! Whilst you’re there, your friends and family can call you cheaply and keep up-to-date with your Cambodian adventures through Cherry Call; simply give them the international dialling code of 00855 and point them in the direction of our website!