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Things to do in Phnom Penh:

Phnom Ta Mao in Takeo Province

Phnom Ta Mao (Zoo) in Takeo Province

Phnom Ta Mao (Zoo) is located in Tro Pang Sap village, Tro Pang Sap commune, Ba Ti District, Takeo province. Phnom Tamao can be accessible by the National Road No 2 in 40-kilometre distance from Phnom Penh.

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Tonle Bati temple in Takeo

Tonle Bati, a Popular Lake in Takeo

Tonle Bati is a popular lake and picnic area that has bamboo shacks built out over the water that people can rent out for eating and whiling away the day. It’s generally a weekend get-away spot, which means it’s nice and quiet during the week.

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National Olympic Stadium

National Olympic Stadium – Landmark in Phnom Penh

Construction on the National Sports Complex started in 1963 and was completed in 1964. Designer Vann Molyvann made use of massive earthworks to create the stadium, digging up 500,000 cubic meters of earth to shape the grounds.

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Wat Phnom Hill - Buddhist temple in Phnom Penh

Wat Phnom – Buddhist temple in Phnom Penh

Set on top of a 27m-high tree-covered knoll, Wat Phnom is on the only ‘hill’ in town. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1373 to house four statues of Buddha deposited here by the waters of the Mekong River and discovered by Lady Penh.

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National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh

The National Museum of Cambodia houses one of the world’s greatest collections of Khmer cultural material including sculpture, ceramics and ethnographic objects from the prehistoric, pre-Angkorian, Angkorian and post-Angkorian periods.

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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center (Killing Field)

Before 1975, Choeung Ek Genocidal Center (Killing Field) belonged to Mr. Hoor and Mrs. Ying who used this field for growing longan trees and water melons. This two hectares orchard was in a peaceful lace surrounded by a beautiful lake and rice fields, Mr. Yan To said.

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Central Market (Phsar Thmei) in Phnom Penh

Central Market is located in the heart of the Phnom Penh. The Khmer name of the market is Phsar Thmei which translates to “new market”.

The Central Market was built in 1937 during the French colonial period, in Art Deco style, and is painted bright ochre.

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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21) in Phnom Penh

In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security force and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It soon became the largest such center of detention and torture in the country.

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Royal Palace – Phnom Penh (Capital)

The Royal Palace of Cambodia is a complex of buildings, even though it is generally understood to be the royal abode of the King of Cambodia. The compound was the citadel of King Ponhea Yat (1393-1463) and rebuilt to its present state in 1886, when King Norodom (1834-1904) relocated the royal capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh.

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Introduction to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh is the vibrant bustling capital of Cambodia. Situated at the confluence of three rivers, the mighty Mekong, the Bassac and the great Tonle Sap, what was once considered the ‘Gem’ of Indochina. The capital city still maintains considerable charm with plenty to see.

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