Phnom PenhThe Phnom Penh
A Phnom Penh City travel guide - Cambodia travel guide
Penh is the pulsating, busy Cambodian capitol. Located at the junction of three streams, the Mekong, the Bassac and the great Tonle Sap, once regarded as the "jewel" of Indochina. There is still a lot of charme to see in the capitol. The Phnom Penh is a true haven in comparison to other modern cities in Asia.
Asiatic exoticism and the renowned friendliness of Cambodia await the visitor in the Kingdom of Cambodia's city. There are many interesting tourist attractions here in the city. In addition to the Royal Palace, the Royal Pagoda, the National Museum, the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, the Choeng Ek Killing Fields and the Wat Phnom, there are several marketplaces for carving, painting, screen, gold, silver, precious stones and even ancient wares.
Phnom Penh's total area, as well as its suburbs, is about 376 sq. km. Phnom Penh currently has 2,009,264 inhabitants. Its name derives from the famous Wat Phnom Daun Penh (today: Wat Phnom or Temple Hill), which was constructed in 1373 to accommodate five Buddha sculptures on an artificial mound 27 metres high.
The five sculptures floated down the Mekong in a Koki forest, and an old rich widow called Daun Penh (Grandma Penh) rescued them and put them on this very mound for worship. Formerly Phnom Penh was also known as Krong Chaktomuk (Chaturmukha), which means "city of four faces". Its name is derived from the Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap tributaries, which meet to create an "X" where the main city is located.
The Phnom Penh is also the gate to an esoteric country - the Cultural Landscape, the biggest religion building site in the whole wide range of the globe, the Angkor Temple in the western part, the beach of the south shore and the ethnical minority of the northeastern states. Like other Asian travel resorts, Phnom Penh is in the middle of a period of dramatic upheaval.
Penh Phnom lies in the south of the county and is completely encircled by the Kandal provincial government. Cambodia's commune is made up of the flat wetlands characteristic of Cambodia, which include paddy paddies and other farming herbage. Three of the country's largest tributaries, the Tonle Bassac, the Tonle Sap and the powerful Mekong, are also part of the county.
Each of the three streams crosses to an "X" at its junction, where the capitol is located. Those streams offer plentiful fresh water and other natural ressources. S ( 11? 33' North, 104? 55' East) comprises an area of 375 km2, of which 11,401 ha (28,172 ha) are in the community and 26,106 ha (64,509 ha) are streets.
Six hundred and eighty-five square miles (13 squared mile) with about 1. Irrigated 476 km2 (365 acres). Today the resident populace in this community is about 2,009,264 persons or 14% of the overall populace of the country?s?s (14,363,519 persons in Cambodia, 2007, Province of Cambodia data), with 621,948 men and 658,833 women. Eight persons per km2.
It has a temperate rainforest that is both hot and damp. Cambodia's year-round temperate environment makes it perfect for the development of tourist activities. Travelers need have no worries about volcanic eruptions or seismic events, and the land is not directly affected by tropic winds. You can visit Cambodia all year round.
Penh's rich heritage of historic and culture places also makes it a very much loved tourism town. Due to their low-cost carriers that fly directly to Phnom Penh from neighbouring lands, recreational and corporate travelers come to Cambodia to have fun or look for investments. Located around Phnom Penh, the Kandal region acts as the city' s economical border.
In 2007, Cambodia became the 6th biggest clothing exporting country in the whole word (most of these plants are located in the Kandal province). Eventually, on 31 July, a luxurious property development such as the Longing Resort in Kandal County was torn down for having extended its country unlawfully, posing a threat to the security of the city.