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#1 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Category: Performances
Owner description: Join us for the new season from June - August 2014. On Friday July 11 we are observing the national holiday and the show will... more » Owner description: Join us for the new season from June - August 2014. On Friday July 11 we are observing the national holiday and the show will be on Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13. Thank you! Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. The production features two rotating shows in an open-air theater at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Each performance showcases a wide range of traditional performing arts. With more than Apsara dances, we offer you the chance to discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through dramatic and dynamic performances. In addition to giving a unique opportunity to experience Cambodian culture and arts, Cambodian Living Arts aims to empower emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Your participation enhances our mission to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression. « less
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#2 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
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Category: Historic Sites
These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
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#3 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Category: Movie Theaters
Owner description: The Flicks Community Movie Houses are the really unique locations in Phnom Penh where you can enjoy the blockbusters,... more » Owner description: The Flicks Community Movie Houses are the really unique locations in Phnom Penh where you can enjoy the blockbusters, documentaries and the classics on a big wide screen, in "uber-comfy" air conditioned movie rooms, from before there were big cineplexes. The Flicks are the ONLY legit movie houses in town also, fully approved by the Ministry of Culture and the Cambodian Department of Cinema. The Flicks 1 on Street 95 is the legendary movie house from the time there was no other big screen in town, located in an original wooden Cambodian house and features an all air conditioned bar and a leafy outside terrace. Its movie room seats 30 people. The Flicks 2 is its new little brother in the city center and also screens the must-see movie for all visitors, The Killing Fields, daily in its 20 seats movie room. Enjoy your movies for only $3.50 Per day, with a drink, snacks and homemade fresh popcorn! « less
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#4 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Category: History Museums; Historic Sites
This former torture and detention center is now a museum dedicated to the victims of the Khmer Rouge.
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#5 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Owner description: Backstreet Academy is a social enterprise with the mission of alleviating poverty. We operate in developing countries and we... more » Owner description: Backstreet Academy is a social enterprise with the mission of alleviating poverty. We operate in developing countries and we help artisans/craftsmen to monetize their skills better by linking them up with tourists. Entrepreneurs, artisans, craftsmen and anyone with a skill can apply to join our program. We then use our web platform and our local distribution network to advertise these services to tourists. Many of the people who have a skill are often exploited or are starved of opportunities. Through this initiative, they are not only able to obtain additional income through teaching tourists or locals who are interested, but also showcase their skills and the traditional crafts of the country to others from around the world. This also helps to foster a connection between locals and people all over the world. We also work with various NGOs to provide employment opportunities to the underprivileged and those in poverty. Through working as a facilitator and translating for the tourists, the facilitators will be able to rehabilitate into society and obtain an additional income source while being exposed to people all over the world. They will also receive training on communications and hospitality. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Gazaab Social Ventures, a social venture fund investing in developing country social enterprises. We are headquartered in Singapore with operations in Nepal, Kathmandu and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We are rapidly expanding to other cities in Nepal and Cambodia as well. « less
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#7 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Owner description: The Empire Movie House, Phnom Penh's premiere movie retreat. We take care to show the latest movies you crave, as well as the... more » Owner description: The Empire Movie House, Phnom Penh's premiere movie retreat. We take care to show the latest movies you crave, as well as the classics you miss. Take a break from the heat in our Air­Conditioned, 22 ­seat theater, complete with lounging pads for the ultimate movie experience. Documentaries and Cult Classics are also screened with the true movie lover in mind.Our fully­stocked downstairs restaurant/bar serves up a delicious mix of Khmer and American meals to make it a complete night out; feel free to enjoy your dinner served upstairs in the theater in true comfort. A wide selection of wine, beer, and handcrafted cocktails are available to treat your tongue to tantalizing tastes. The friendly staff will always great you with a smile.Food delivery is at your service through yourphnompenh, and our theater is always available to rent out for private screenings for any business or party event at very reasonable rates.Come see what all the buzz is about at The Empire Movie House where one ticket purchase is good for every screening that day! Great value and great fun. Watch it, Drink it, Eat it, at The Empire. « less
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#8 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Behind-the-scenes tours with Wildlife Alliance allow private access to the tiger dens, baby animals in nursery, the elephant... more » Owner description: Behind-the-scenes tours with Wildlife Alliance allow private access to the tiger dens, baby animals in nursery, the elephant enclosure (for feeding and bathing elephants, walking them through the forest, getting painted in a new t-shirt by humanely trained Lucky, watching Chhouk's training to change his prosthetic foot) and a personalized tour complete with rescue stories of the animals. Tour proceeds go directly to the rescue and care of wildlife. Tour information is shown above (see Website) or go to Wildlife Alliance - Get Involved - Phnom Tamao Wildlife Tours.With over 1,200 animals including elephants, tigers, bears, gibbons, crocodiles, leopards and many others, the wildlife rescue center can be visited as a day-trip from Phnom Penh. The center can be visited independently, or through Interactive Wildlife Tours with Wildlife Alliance (to raise money for the rescue, care & release of elephants, tigers and other wildlife), or through bear keeper visits or volunteering with Free the Bears (to raise money for bear care) or with independent tour operators.Most animals at the center were rescued from the illegal wildlife trade by the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team, a patrol team created by an environmental non-profit organization called Wildlife Alliance (a non-profit organization) in coordination with the Cambodian Government. Animals rescued are released back into the wild whenever possible or they are given a home at the Wildlife Rescue Center for as long as needed. Many of the species are listed as Endangered or Vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The largest zoo in Cambodia, Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) was established in 1995. Since 2001, PTWRC has been run by the Cambodian Forestry Administration in partnership with Wildlife Alliance. Wildlife Alliance animal husbandry specialists, veterinarians, and care takers assist in the feeding and care of animals and operations at this government-run facility set over 6,000 acres of protected regenerating forest. Other NGOs are involved in PTWRC by providing care for specific animals: Free the Bears, Fauna & Flora International, Conservation International. « less
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#9 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Category: Health Clubs
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#10 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Category: Historic Sites; Castles
Owner description: Still the dwelling place of the king, this palace contains the Silver Pagoda, whose floor is made up of 5329 silver tiles,... more » Owner description: Still the dwelling place of the king, this palace contains the Silver Pagoda, whose floor is made up of 5329 silver tiles, each weighing 1.125 kilograms. « less
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Category: Religious Sites
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#12 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The first Legend cinema is now opened in Phnom Penh at City Mall on the top floor. Its located in the heart of the city next... more » Owner description: The first Legend cinema is now opened in Phnom Penh at City Mall on the top floor. Its located in the heart of the city next to the Olympic stadium.Featuring 3 halls, full digital systems with Dolby 7.1 sound and Dolby 3D. Legend is the first cinema to screen the latest in Hollywood movies. We have friendly staff, freshly popped popcorn and snacks. A great place to go for a family night out.Tickets are USD3 for normal movies and USD5 for 3D. Occasional blockbusters such as The Avengers and The Amazing Spiderman has an extra USD1 charge. « less
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Category: Performances
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites
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Category: History Museums; Art Museums; Museums
This beautiful sandstone museum was opened in 1920 and showcases many fine examples of Angkor Wat statuary.
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Category: Flea/ Street Markets; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Architectural Buildings
Housed in a 1937 Art Deco building, this market is a city landmark.
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Category: Religious Sites
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Category: Playgrounds
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#21 of 47 attractions in Phnom Penh
Category: Religious Sites

Bring plenty of small change because beggars are pretty thick on the ground here, even early in the morning. Take it one at a time visiting inside the temple, as there are plenty... more »

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Category: Race Car Tracks
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Category: Monuments/ Statues
This obelisk commemorates Cambodia's freedom from France in 1953.
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Category: Casinos
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Category: Libraries
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Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Owner description: Nestled a few minutes away from the city proper, Cambodian Country Club is a place where one can indulge in various sports... more » Owner description: Nestled a few minutes away from the city proper, Cambodian Country Club is a place where one can indulge in various sports and top-notch amenities. These include horseback riding, tennis, badminton, basketball, fencing, archery, street hockey, fitness center, clubhouse, volleyball, football, hotel and many more. Cambodian Country Club is open for members and non-members. « less
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