Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Learn a little something about this key location

Why travel to Phnom Penh this summer?

Vibrant Phnom Penh is the heart of Cambodia. Nicknamed the “Pearl of Asia” for its early 20th century colonial French architecture, the capital city of Phnom Penh is home to a ensemble of important historic sites that help reveal both Cambodia’s ancient and modern history.

Situated beside the banks of both the Tonlé Sap and Mekong Rivers, Phnom Penh is a sprawling city where old meets new. The highlight is the Royal Palace, the residence of Cambodia’s royal family since the 1860s.

For a more somber look into Phnom Penh’s past, travelers can visit the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek or the Tuol Sleng Museum to understand the terror of the Khmer Rouge in the late 1970s.

For an authentic look into Cambodia’s culture and history, join a Teen Travel Network program to the city of Phnom Penh!