Phnom Penh is a wonderful and vibrant city, full of things to do and places to see. One of Asia’s fastest growing cities, Phnom Penh is fast becoming one of the regions most popular tourist destinations, where you can relax along the banks of the Mekong in a colonial style restaurant after a days shopping at an airconditioned mall selling luxury goods at a fraction of the price elsewhere.
Most of Phnom Penh tourist destinations are a short distance’s travel from Kravan hotel, and we are happy to arrange transportation or guided tours for those of are guests who wish. We also organise longer trips to destinations further afield.
Independence Monument (at only 0.8 km. from the Kravan Hotel)
Called Vimean Ekareach in Khmer, the monument was built, by a Cambodian Architect, with an Angkorian style, in 1958 and inaugurated on 1962. It is a memorial to Cambodia’s independence from France in 1953, by a Cambodian Architect.
Walking in the monument is not permitted but its best view from across the street and you can enjoy a break on the big open park around.
At 04.00 am, you can go to this place for look Cambodian people do sport.
National Museum (at only 1.1 km from the Kravan Hotel)
The National Museum is situated next to the Royal Palace and is the country’s leading historical and archaeological museum. Many artifacts and art can be found here dating to the periods before, during and after the Khmer Empire, and the building itself is a superb example of traditional Khmer architecture. Both the museum and palace are a few minutes travel from the hotel and can be visited together.
Royal Palace (at only 1.1 km from the Kravan Hotel)
Located in the heart of the city along the banks of the Mekong, the Royal Palace is the residence of the current king, King Sihamoni. A sprawling complex, most of the palace is open to the public and boasts some striking examples of classical Khmer architecture. Visitors should be advised that they would be required to cover up any bare shoulders due to Khmer customs.
The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (at only 1.1 km from the Kravan Hotel)
This Museum relates the story of the Pol Pot regime. In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). In 1980, the prison was reopened by the government of the People Republic of Kampuchea as a historical museum memorializing the actions of the Khmer Rouge regime.
Central Market (at only 1.4 km from the Kravan Hotel)
The Central Market or Phsar Thmei in Khmer, started on 1937 and designed by French architects. The market was destroyed by Thai aircrafts during the Franco-Thai war, was rebuilt following the bombing in WWII, and was completely renovated in 2011.
Inside the market, you can find a lot of jewel, watch and sunglasses. On the main wings, there are a lot of shops who sell electronic devices, clothes and souvenirs.
Wat Phnom (at only 1.9 km from the Kravan Hotel)
Set on top of a 27m-high tree-covered knoll, The Wat Phnom is a Buddist Temple build in 1372 and is a symbol of Phnom Penh.
Night Market (at 2.6 km from the Kravan Hotel)
The night market is an open-air market located just by the front of Riverside and offers a large choice of clothes, handicraft silk and souvenirs.
You can have your diner on the picnic area and enjoy the live music.
The Night Market is opened every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 5 pm to midnight, if it’s not raining.
Russian Market (at 2.7 km from the Kravan Hotel)
Russian market is located in the south part of Phnom Penh and is known to the locals as Phsar Toul Tom Poung. The reason why it is called Russian market is because it was a popular market among the Russian expats during the 1980s when most of the western expats in Phnom Penh were Russian.
Russian Market is the most popular market among tourists and expats and probably the best place to pick up souvenirs.
Aeon Shopping Mall (at 3.5 km from Kravan Hotel)
Recently completed, the Aeon shopping mall is Cambodia’s largest and most modern shopping center, and offers a wide variety of retail shops and dining options. Located just south of the main tourist quarter of Phnom Penh, Aeon has all the brands you’d expect from modern mall at Cambodian prices, and features an excellent and low priced 4D cinema as well as a bowling alley.
Killing Fields Of Cheung Ek (at 12 km from Kravan Hotel)
It is a memorial, the site of a former orchard and mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge – many of them have been transported here after detention and torture in Toul Sleng , between 1975 and 1979.
Koh Dach Island (at 23 km from Kravan Hotel)
It is a picturesque island located on the banks of Mekong River, on the upstream of Phnom Penh and a great place for relaxation and fresh air just near Phnom Penh. The silk handicraft production is a famous attraction on the island. It is the perfect place for a day trip with a picnic on the bank of the Mekong.
Oudong Mountain (at 41.3 km from Kravan Hotel)
Located 30km north of the capital along National Road 5, Oudong is the site of a former capital of the Khmer Kingdom, and features a large number of stupas built on a prominent hill which dominates the surrounding countryside. The royal residence and capital for over 250 years, most of the remaining structures hold the remains of various Khmer monarchs, one even said to contain a relic from Buddha himself.