The Capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Phnom Penh

Being the capital of Cambodia and the largest city in Cambodia, Phnom Penh is the centre of politics, economy, cultures, transportations, trading and religions of Cambodia. It covers an area of 678.48 square kilometres, with the population of around 3 million (as per 2018) and it is located at the delta zone between Mekong River and Tonlé Sap River.

The total population of Phnom Penh is around 3 million (as per 2018), with the population growth rate of 3.92%. Among the ethnics, 90% of them are Khmer while the minority consists of Chinese, Chams, Pnong, Lao and Thais. 90% of the citizens are Buddhists while the minor groups are Muslims and Christians. The official language is Khmer language, while English and French language are also spoken by some.
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Tropical Monsoon Climate
at the Low Latitude
Phnom Penh is a city with a tropical climate. The climate has two seasons, the monsoon season is between March and October when the temperature and humidity are relatively high, 38-39°C during the extremely hot weather; whereas the dry season is from November until April, with a low temperature at around 22°C. The average yearly temperature is 28-34°C. It is best to travel to Cambodia between November and January when the temperature and climate are optimum.
Main Administrative and Commercial Regions

Duon Penh – Phnom Penh City

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The Prime Location of Cambodia
Phnom Penh is best known as a tourist hub. Among the 8 sections of Phnom Penh, Doun Penh is the oldest section. It is also where the historical Wat Phnom and Phsar Thmey (Central Market) which was established during the reign of French are located. The whole Doun Penh is comprised of 11 districts, 134 villages and 953 communities, which covers an area of 44 hectares with a population of more than 100,000 people.

The 11 sub-districts include Wat Phnom, Srah Chak, Phsar Thmey I, Phsar Thmey II, Phsar Thmey III, Boeung Raing, Chaktomuk, Chay Chomneas, Phsar Kandal I, Phsar Kandal II and Phsar Chas. The strategic location at the city central makes Phnom Penh as the significant prime location of Cambodia.
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Wat Phnom and Phsar Thmey (Central Market) as the famous Tourist Attractions
The two most remarkable landmarks in Duon Penh are Wat Phnom and Phsar Thmey, which are also the most famous tourist attractions that signify Phnom Penh. Established during the reign of French, Phsar Thmey was once the largest trading market in Asia located prominently at the city central of Phnom Penh.

Other famous tourist attractions include Chaktomuk Theatre, also known as “the beautiful gemstone”, golden Royal Palace, National Museum with various cultural and antiques collection, Bassac River, Chroy Changvar Bridge, Phsar Chas (Old Market), Phnom Penh Autonomous Port and many more.