The history of Phnom Penh is rooted in antiquated mysticism which led to the city being called as the “Pearl of Asia”. The city mixes French and Chinese style with historical Cambodian design to create a unique space. Monsoon season (May to November) maybe bring difficulties to travellers so be sure to visit in the other half of the year.
It is important to visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to learn about the Khmer Rouge regime. Gold roofs occupy almost every temple (most importantly, the Royal Palace) giving Phnom Penh regality that probably doesn’t exist anywhere else.