Impression of Phnom Penh
phnom penh is Combination of Paris's elegance + Bangkok's erotica + Las Vegas's desire
Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia, 310 kilometers east of Angkor. Phnom Penh is located at the confluence of the Tonle Sap River, Basa River and the Mekong River. The three rivers embrace the city like four arms. Phnom Penh is the largest city and political center in Cambodia. , economic and cultural center, with a population of more than 2.5 million. After the Siamese captured Angkor in 1431, King Phong Ayat I moved the capital to Phnom Penh.
In the 400 years of historical changes from the middle of the 15th century to the 19th century, the Middle Ages in Europe ended and the Industrial Revolution went through, but the Phnom Penh Dynasty was in a precarious state. In 1853, the French colonists invaded and Cambodia became a colony, which was not won until 1953. independent. Under the colonial rule for nearly a hundred years, Western lifestyles and values have increasingly influenced this pure Buddhist country, and Phnom Penh has gradually become a city of lust. In the 20 years after independence, Cambodia's economy has developed rapidly, and Phnom Penh has shown unprecedented prosperity and is known as the "Paris of the East". Phnom Penh is highly open, economically free, and culturally diverse. Although its infrastructure is backward, it is developing rapidly and changing with each passing day.
Phnom Penh is a place where diverse cultures meet. This miraculous country has experienced thousands of years of Theravada Buddhism and a century of Western culture. The eroticism of Bangkok, the elegance of Paris, and the desire of Las Vegas are mixed here. However, different cultural experiences make people overwhelmed. The colorful Khmer life will bring you an unparalleled cultural experience, and the Khmer people's simple folk customs, modest and contagious smiles will leave a deep and unforgettable impression on you.
Behind the chaotic and noisy appearance of Phnom Penh, there are many hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, and resorts with unique designs and different endowments. After night falls, Phnom Penh becomes vivid, as if it has traveled from the third world to Europe and the United States all at once. , this wonderful feeling makes the arrogance and prejudice in the hearts of those who came here for the first time disappear suddenly, and quickly find their own paradise.
Phnom Penh has distinct personality, hot and humid air, busy traffic, warm sunshine in dry season, hearty downpour in rainy season, majestic Mekong River, elegant architecture, charming style, free social system, waiting for us to come and experience in depth.
Main attractions in Phnom Penh
【The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh】
A must-see in Phnom Penh, the Grand Palace was built in the French colonial period and has a history of 150 years. Compared with the ancient capital of Angkor, Phnom Penh is very young and there are not many buildings with a bit of history. The Royal Palace is the place where the royal family lives and works, and is a symbol of royal power. , is also considered to be a more historic building in Phnom Penh.
The National Museum is younger than the Royal Palace. It was built in 1913. This elegantly designed Khmer building preserves the exquisite sculptures of the historical period of Angkor, many of which are national treasures that were returned after being lost.
Cambodia has been under French colonial rule since 1863. In 1953, the French army was annihilated in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in northwestern Vietnam, and the French colonial forces withdrew from Indochina. 90 years of colonial rule. After Cambodia became independent, the Independence Monument was built in 1956 to commemorate it, and the Independence Monument became a symbol of Cambodia's national liberation.
The Mekong River is the sixth largest river in the world. It originates in China and flows through the international rivers of Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It joins the Tonle Sap River and Basa River in Phnom Penh. The Phnom Penh section of the Mekong River has a wide river surface and vast smoke and waves. When the water rises in the rainy season, boating on the river can be seen from afar, which is open-minded.