Phnom Penh is a beautifully vibrant city. Also, the capital of Cambodia has many considerable charms. It has three rivers, namely the Mekong, the Bassac, and the great Tonle Sap, alongside its borders, making it an exciting tourist place. It has some fantastic sightseeing places such as the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, temples, the National Museum, the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, Riverfront with bustling markets and cafes.



Riverfront, locally known as Sisowath Quay is famous among the tourist. The riverfront covers the area starting from Street 104 to the Royal Palace, with restaurants, cafes, shopping centers, and spa all located on this unique street. Riverfront is a few steps away from many comfortable hotels. There is no entrance fee at the riverfront park.

Enjoy the intersection of Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake from the park. Although the street is famous for its nightlife and views, one can visit it any time of the day. To enjoy the sunrise, reach the road in the early morning while seeing it at night for the fantastic view of the sea and glowing sites near it.


Sightseeing: The park leads its way to the grand palace; enjoy the magical palace at the riverfront’s background or the national museum on Street 240, near the riverfront. These photogenic sites add great memories to your visit.

Strolling: Take a walk around the riverfront for 20-25 minutes while enjoying the beauty of the city at night near the river. One can also hire a cycle or bike on rent for a ride around the street for a fantastic experience.

Boat Ride: Riverside can be enjoyed by taking boat rides as well. These boat rides are provided along the river with safety and precautions.


Cafes and restaurants: Have delicious meals or drinks near side the riverfront in excellent cafes and restaurants. Enjoy games available in some of the bars while enjoying your dinner. One can relax at the street side cafe while watching the scenic view of the river.

Shopping: There are shopping centers available, on the side street for tourists to explore and pick some traditional things and gifts. Phsar Chas, Phsar Kandal, and Wat Ounalom pagoda are few traditional local markets located near it. The best shopping streets near the riverfront I encountered on Street 178 and Street 240 must check out.