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Phnom Penh: A City Reborn

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Photo: Bobby Fisher

In this city of survivors, where refugees once huddled, young people now zip on scooters through streets lined with hotels and elegant international restaurants. Read the article

Destinations: Siem Reap · Phnom Penh · Krong Kep

Inspired by: Phnom Penh Now — by Ian Buruma, Published Oct. 2007

Hotels (3)

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    Veranda Natural Resort

    The hilltop hotel offers guests the opportunity to sleep in a thatched-roof villa overlooking the sea.

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    Raffles Hotel Le Royal

    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

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    Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor

    Carefully restored French colonial retreat features a lap pool inspired by Angkor’s royal baths.

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Activities (7)

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    Russian Market

    At the Russian Market you can buy almost anything, from 12th-century ceramics (if you’re very lucky) to a bowl of noodles with chiles and frog’s le

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    Central Market, Phnom Penh

    One of the architectural sights of the city, Central Market has a beautiful 1935 Art Deco dome in what’s known as "colonial yellow," vaguely modele

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    Wat Phnom

    The pagoda was constructed by a wealthy woman named Penh as a tomb for her husband.

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    Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

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    Royal Palace

    The palace was constructed in 1866 along "traditional" lines—with elegant spires, golden roofs, and eaves held up by mythical figures—that were fav

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    National Theater, Phnom Penh

    Vann Molyvann’s National Theater is a masterpiece of this era—an airy gem in concrete and brick. It caught fire, alas, in 1994, but there has been

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    National Museum, Phnom Penh

    Don't miss the dazzling array of Khmer relics housed in this Phnom Penh museum.

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