Budget travelers will appreciate the hotels in Phnom Penh, and their prices are very reasonable (in some hotels, evaluated as the best, rooms cost about $ 40 per day). Explore the temples and palaces of the city and its history since the French colonization. Not far from the city are the Killing Fields (Choeung Ek) - a reminder of the tragic pages in the history of Cambodia, which is a stark contrast to the modern prosperous city.
Commercial and educational center, city, and capital of Cambodia, at the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers, SE Asia. Founded in the 14th century, it became the Khmer capital in 1434 and the Cambodian capital in 1865. It was occupied by Japanese forces during World War II. The city was repeatedly besieged in the early 1970s during the civil war in Cambodia. During the same conflict, early in 1975, it was heavily bombed and totally deserted as the new Khmer Rouge government forcibly evacuated the population for labor in the countryside. The city came back to life in 1979. It has a dynastic palace and a Buddhist shrine and university.