How to plan 3 Perfect Days travel in Cambodia Phnom Penh?
This Phnom Penh itinerary blog shows you how to spend a perfect 1, 2 or 3 days in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city.
Phnom Penh often gets a bad wrap.
Of all the capitals in Southeast Asia (with the exception, perhaps, of Vientiane), Phnom Penh is the city most travellers tend to overlook.
I lived in Phnom Penh for 12 months, so I completely get it. Unlike when I lived in Hanoi, I had a hard time convincing friends and family to come and visit me in Cambodia. Everyone knows someone who’s been to Phnom Penh and has later used the word ‘underwhelming’ (or worse!) to describe their experience.
On first impression, Phnom Penh seems to represent many of the things I detest about big cities – not least of all the incessant construction. I’d be lying if I said I adored everything about Phnom Penh. I know the city pretty well, and some of the criticisms are deserved.
But despite our differences, I have a huge soft spot for it. I miss it everyday, and I go back as often as I can. I strongly believe that with the right knowledge and a good itinerary under your belt, you can have a Phnom Penh experience that’s meaningful, fun, and memorable for all the right reasons.