Suggested itinerary for 48 hours in Phnom Penh


Shopping at Central Market, dining at Aeon Mall, massaging at Amara Spa,…  are one of the most memorable experiences you should not miss if you only have two days in Phnom Penh.

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Day 01

Shopping at Central Market

One of the most famous markets in Phnom Penh is Central Market, which was built in 1935. The market is full of items from clothes, shoes to handicrafts products, antique coins, etc. And if you want to buy something in this market, don’t forget to bargain before taking it. The Central Market is opened daily from 5am to 5pm.

Central Market

Dining at Aeon Mall

Aeon Mall is a complex shopping center in Cambodia with many products of famous brands. If you want to enjoy typical Khmer dishes or insect dishes, the basement in the shopping center is the best place for you.

Address: 132 Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Opening hours: 9am to 10pm.

Visiting Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

The Tuol Sleng Museum is a museum showing the genocide of the Khmer Rouge during 1975-1979. In these four years in power, an estimated of 20,000 innocent people including both women and children were imprisoned, but only a few survived. The museum opens daily from 7am to 5:30 pm.

Royal Palace

As a symbol of Cambodia, the Royal Palace is one of the attractions that should be missed while visiting Phnom Penh. The Royal Palace is a complex of buildings, houses of the King and the royal families in Cambodia. It was built after King Norodom moves the capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh. The Palace is opened daily from 8am to 5pm.

Sisowath Quay

Sisowath Quay

Running along the west bank of the Tonle Sap River, Sisowath Quay is filled with many restaurants, cafés and bars. It is a favorite place to visit of both locals and foreigners. Come to the Sisowath Quay in the morning, you will see many local people exercising, and in the evening, you will be enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere by music from restaurants and bars.

Relaxing at Amara Spa

After a day of sightseeing, there is no better than enjoying traditional Khmer massage at Amara Spa. You will only have to pay about 18 USD for 90 minutes of traditional massage. Address: Corner of Sisowath Quay and St.110 Phnom Penh.

Day 02

Visiting Russian market

Although Cambodia was occupied by the French colonialists, however, during the Cold War, there were a lot of Russians came to Phnom Penh. The Russian market sells a wide variety of goods, such as VCD, DVD, CD, jewelry, fabric and garment accessories, handicrafts … Opening time from 7am To 5 pm daily.

Russian Market

Buying antiques in Hak Seng Kim

From the Russian Market, continue walking to the East, you will see a shop specializes in selling sculptures and antiques – Kim Hak Seng. This is an ideal place if you want to buy or admire the sophisticated sculptures. Address: 114, Road 450, East of the Russian market.

Visiting killing field – Choeung Ek

Choeung Ek killing field is located about 15 km from Phnom Penh and only 30 minutes by car. There is a memorial tower was built in the middle of this field to commemorating the victims. This memorial tower contains over 5,000 skulls of the victims.

Watching sunset in Phnom Penh by boat

Sitting on the boat or walking on the river’s banks to watch the sunset will be a memorable experience in Phnom Penh. Depending on your budget, you can choose a suitable boat tour, for example from the Sisovath Quay, you can choose Phocea Mekong Cruises or Memorable Cambodia Cruise.

Sunset in Phnom Penh

Drinking Angkor beer

Beer is a very popular drink in Cambodia. The price of a beer bottle is quite cheap, only about 1 USD, of which the two most famous beers in Cambodia are Angkor Beers and Cambodia Beers.

Experiencing the nightlife at Nova Club

One of the destinations for you to experience night life in Phnom Penh is Nova Club where offers you many exciting activities. Especially, every Wednesdays, if female customers come here, they will be enjoyed free cocktails. Opening hours: from 9pm to 4am. Address: No. 19, Street 214, Ville de Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh.

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