Phnom Penh has acquired the status of capital since French’s colonization in 1865. The city has been built, redesigned and architected by the French and thus has been depicted as awe-inspiring city for the travelers. Phnom Penh still preserves a good number of such buildings overtly stating the amalgamation of French and the local art. The city once known as “Pear of the Asia” is home to almost 2 million people and is posited at the banks of the rivers Tonle Sap, Mekong and Bessac. The city is well noted among the commuters’ due to its cherished sites and jaw-dropping resorts.
There are numerous sites that allure the travelers towards themselves. Spots and resorts at the river banks are fascinating. Every year, the aborigines of the area celebrate Water Festival at the Tone Slap River. The time is brimmed with exuberances and pleasures as people rejoice the event with full loyalty and dedication. Travelers will definitely find this event exhilarating. Historic sites such as National Museum, Royal Throne Hall, Hotel Le Royal and other colonial buildings wheedle the travelers towards themselves. These places expressing the romantic history of the area also add tons of information to the travelers’ encyclopedia.
When it comes to food, Phnom Penh is renowned for the tremendous varieties of the noodles available. The city excels in cooking up some of the finest taste noodles on the earth. I bet that your taste bud won’t be letting you to suppress the basking of those moments in which you had those noodles. People mostly are Buddhist in the city but you can also find traces of other religion as well. The placidity and peacefulness of monks permeates love in the air. The peerlessly designed temples of the monks also are worth watching site. Visiting the temples and uttering your worries to the monks would efface all your worries making you blithe once again.
Another thing that makes Phnom Penh yearned city for the travelers is its energetic night life. It has amassed dozens of clubs, bars, hotels and similar resorts energizing the light night without any disruption. Although such clubs can be easily found anywhere in the city, it is near the river spots where most looked for clubs are located. You can find most of nightlife along Sisowath Quay, on lane 51, and lane 104 among lane 154 and 174, called as The Strip. Blue Dragon, The Empire, La Provence are some of those most engrossing clubs. They provide services till late at night and at the same time prices are not so bothersome.
Finding the place to spend in the city to spend night is not a predicament at all. There are dozens of inexpensive places to stay. One such place is Vibol Happy House where you can dwell just within $3 per night. The place condition is average, dormitory rooms chilled with a fan, but it really provides value for money as you can get a relaxing bed in a dormitory. Wi-Fi and sitting place is available where you can chatter with other travelers and can have a drink or a coffee. The owners of the place are loving and cooperative. So just staying for a night when your budget is limited, this is the best place.
As for the location, Vibol Happy House is quite in the center of everything. It is a 10-minute walk to the Wat Phnom Cultural & Historical Site and Royal Palace of Cambodia. The National Museum of Phnom Penh, Central Market (Phasr Thom Thmei), and French Colonial Building is only 1 kilometer away. Other local attractions nearby are City Center, Tuol Tom Pong Market, Silver Pagoda, Yoga Phnom Penh, Wat Sarawan, Wat Ounalom, Dreamland, and The Empire Movie House. The International Airport is only half an hour drive away.
Brief History of Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh didn’t start life as a main defrayal until behind the Angkor time in which Angkor Wat plus the nearby cities grown to fame. King Ponhea Yat in the mid of 15th century escaped a Siamese attack in Angkor and established in a piece of what is nowadays Phnom Penh, ascertaining a palace. Buddhist stupas were soon added but the town was not created the authorized seat and capital of the kingdom until 1866 underneath King Norodom I. Three years before, Cambodia had appeared under the shield of France and was shortly a fully-fledged associate of the French Indochina territory that also added Laos and Vietnam. In the full direction of Paris, Phnom Penh flourished: formerly little over a village, the town was changed because the French urbanized the riverside.