Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Travel Guide

Articles about Phnom Penh

By Jane Wooldridge
By Thomas Beller
When I first arrived in Phnom Penh, in 1994, I looked out the window of my descending plane and saw a landscape of rice paddies dotted with palm trees. It might have been, in a parallel universe, or perhaps just in a neighboring country like Thail...
By Jennifer Chen
Food Cambodians are re-embracing their culinary traditions—dormant for years following the Khmer Rouge regime—at upscale restaurants including Villa Khmer (No. 21B St. 294; 855/9250-0917; lunch for two $20), where you can sample northern dishes s...
Travel is a powerful engine of change: It can protect environments, preserve cultures, and transform lives. Once again, Travel + Leisure honors the companies and organizations that are harnessing travel to positively impact our world. With the hel...
By Ian Buruma
By Alexandra Marshall
Liya Kebede: Model Liya Kebede isn’t just another pretty face. The Ethiopian-born mother of two, who lives in New York City, is a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization, and through her foundation (theliyakebedefoundation.org) she ...

Hotels in Phnom Penh

The French colonial-era hotel, restored by Raffles International, is one of the most elegant places to stay in Southeast Asia. The restaurant is as fine as the hotel. Don’t miss the Jackie Kennedy–inspired Femme Fatale cocktail in the Elephant Bar.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

The palace was constructed in 1866 along "traditional" lines—with elegant spires, golden roofs, and eaves held up by mythical figures—that were favored at the time by French administrators.