Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia, located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers.
Despite being liberated from the Khmer Rouge by the Vietnamese back in 1979, Phnom Penh has long remained a bit rough. The city is slowly gaining high rise buildings and traffic lights. The beauty that made it a ‘Paris of the East’ before 1970 is unfortunately well hidden, though there are few French colonial buildings remaining. The most pleasant strolling is to be done along park-like riverfront, which hosts cafés and restaurants aplenty. Phnom Penh is worthwhile destination for those who enjoy an ‘edge’ experience. Weather is hot and humid, with showers in the late afternoon in the rainy season.