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Buddhist Monks, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh offers Cambodian travellers, excitement, history and culture.

From the banks of the mighty Mekong River, which are always full of activity to the towering spires of the royal palace, quenched in stories of a bygone era. Phnom Penh is simply a wonderful South East Asian capital city.

The scenery in and around the city is full of variety, wide tree-lined boulevards blend with remote temple complexes including Banteay, Chhmar and Sambor. It is throughout these temples that historic Phnom Penh unearths itself for those who wish to discover it, strewn with tarnished war stories and glimmering with religious discovery.

Buddhist Monks, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A little more about Phnom Penh

This is a city of life, which is seen through varying aspects, whether through the hustle and bustle of the floating markets or the history of the grand palaces or simply through the eyes of the saffron-robed monks who meander the streets as part of their daily ritual. Phnom Penh is a truly fascinating city waiting to be experienced.

Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

The Khmer Rouge Era

Gain an insight into Cambodia’s recent history by visiting the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Musuem.

Visit Koh Oknha Tei

Travel outside of Phnom Penh to Koh Oknha Tei, a small Mekong island, home to a traditional weaving village.

Local Restaurants and Cuisine

In Phnom Penh, have a drink at The Foreign Correspondents Club or a meal at Friends, the NGO supporting local street children.

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Russian Market Haggling

Bargain for anything you can imagine, from car parts to gem stones at the Russian Market in Phnom Penh.

Royal Cambodia

Wander through the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, followed by Udong, the former imperial Cambodian capital.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Paul Craven

Paul is the Conde Nast Traveler chosen Specialist for Central Asia and the Silk Route. Being from a family with Army connections I can from an early age remember travelling. From camping in Europe and then later being sent to boarding school when we lived in Germany at the age of eight, complete with shorts, long socks, a cap and my suitcase. In appearance not too dissimilar to the children evacuated to the countryside during the blitz. Later, my father’s postings took us to Nepal where we had to transit Delhi and Kathmandu where we were sometimes stranded for days and Hong Kong from where I travelled in 1983 through China for two months.
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Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list. I also seek adventure; exploring the deep blue or hiking a peak often winning favour. Although it’s my time horse herding in Mongolia that I regularly want to relive.
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Deborah Brock-Doyle

My first journey for Steppes was in 1999 when I set off to explore Thailand to gather those little details that constitute Steppes Travel’s trademark knowledge. I have since been lucky enough to travel extensively in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and India. A few special memories include being joined at dinner by an otter in Laos, proudly being shown an illicit picture of the Dalai Lama in Tibet and diving with manta rays on Christmas day in Indonesia. I’m pretty sure I always leave a country wishing I had done more, seen more, learned more ….. but I also always hope to return …
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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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