One of the largest commercial hubs in Phnom Penh, the Daun Penh district is lined with charming architecture, sprawling local markets, endless dining options and criss-crossed by key arterial roads of the capital city.
Characterised by its tasteful mix of culture and diversity, laced with historical value through its legends and structures, at the same time, focused on the rapid development of new commercial and residential initiatives, constantly something new for one to explore.
EAT & DRINK
JARU KOREAN RESTAURANT (4-min drive)
Get a taste of authentic Korean fare here. Nothing feeds the soul better than a heartwarming meal cooked with the freshest ingredients by the loving hands of an Ajumma!
MALIS RESTAURANT PHNOM PENH (4-min drive)
Malis Restaurant is a Khmer style restaurant with a contemporary twist. Luu Meng, a celebrity chef in Cambodia, made his mission to find and revive the unique flavours of Cambodia at this establishment.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
CENTRAL MARKET (10-min drive)
Central Market is the most spacious and cleanest market in Phnom Penh. Expect to find the biggest supply of jewellery and gemstones of all markets in Phnom Penh, and the freshest food section.
ROYAL PALACE OF CAMBODIA (10-min drive)
With its classic Khmer roofs and ornate gliding, the Royal Palace once dominated the skyline of Phnom Penh. A striking structure near the riverfront, this remarkable example of Cambodian royal architecture is an icon of the capital and a must-see for visitors to Phnom Penh.
RUSSIAN MARKET (20-min drive)
Popular amongst foreigners, with its wide choice of sourvenirs, from beautifully hand- carved statues, colourful lanterns and handmade silk scarves, this market is located in the south part of Phnom Penh, known to the locals as Phsar Toul Tom Poung.
WAT PHNOM PENH (20-min drive)
The namesake and symbol of the capital city of Phnom Penh, sets prominently atop an artificial 27-metre tall hill (or 'Phnom') near the Tonle Sap River, located in the northeastern part of the city. Legend has it that the temple was originally built to house four statues of the Buddha found in a tree floating in the nearby river.
RIVERFRONT PARK (9-min drive)
A stroll or Cyclo ride along the park-lined riverfront is a must pubs, restaurants, shops and tourist boats line the way. Chhrouy Changva park is another newly attraction at the other side of the river opposite the Royal Palace. The view of the confluence of Mekong and the Tonle Sap is geographically unique. Early risers, check out the spectacular sunrise over the river in front of the Royal Palace.
Many visitors to Phnom Penh might not be aware that simply hanging out with locals can get them great deals on a variety of goods. Activities include topping of the SIM card and shopping at local markets.
A "Do You Know?" moment. Experience the destination like a local.
BEYOND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
RIVERFRONT NIGHT MARKET
Try some local street food, listen to live local music and a bit of shopping. Enjoy the night market, before crossing over to the riverside walk to enjoy the Mekong River breeze before calling it a day.
SUNSET BOATRIDE ON THE CHAKTOMUK RIVER
Catch the sunset on the Chatomok River and inhale the beauty of Phnom Penh capital whilst watching the fishermen in action.