The city itself portrays its chaos, beauty, past and the present. Royal palaces with their spires rising proudly above the commotion of the city, the glorious Mekong flowing through the city adds charm and serenity to an otherwise busy city.
The attraction of the city of Phnom Penh lies in its ability to offer the two extremes; a metropolis in an old city and commercialization whilst still holding on to old traditions which sets Cambodia apart from the rest of the world.
Once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’, the city of Phnom Penh offers its guests explorations of the beautiful city which includes great sights to admire, boutiques to explore, streets full of shops and eateries to investigate, and great Asian cuisine to indulge in.
With the city embracing modernism so eagerly and at such a speed, Phnom Penh also attracts visitors who wish to treat themselves to a great Asian culture which portrays commercialism and modernism. The city proudly displays its collection of modern structures and out of the many modern sights the Phnom Penh National Olympic Stadium is a famous landmark.
Designed by architect Vann Molyvann, a famous Cambodian architect with remarkable modernistic style of architectural design, the stadium was constructed in 1963. With a capacity of nearly 50,000 spectators the Phnom Penh National Olympic Stadium portrays the modernism of the city and the future of this amazing city even though it was designed and built nearly 50 years ago.
Visitors to Phnom Penh will realize that it is not only the sights that portray the modernism of the city. The city’s hotels, guest houses and apartment and other lodging options all reveal the city’s growing modernism.
Hotels in Phnom Penh feature modern amenities and facilities and travellers can choose from a range of lodging options. Visitors are assured of warm hospitality at any hotel Phnom Penh features, be it luxury accommodation or simple budget lodging. With most hotels in Phnom Penh offering online reservation options, finding your ideal hotel in Phnom Penh is not a difficult task. For a unique indulgence in the city’s remarkable history and modernism try the Raffles Hotel Le Royal which is located in the heart of the city affording its guests easy access to the city’s great attractions.