Phnom Penh is the Cambodian capital and the country’s biggest city. The French colonial influence is evident, and a fine culture of cafés and restaurants, make it one of South East Asia’s more soothing capital cities.
Phnom Penh, Wat Langka © Marcin Konsek | CC BY-SA 4.0
How To Get From Bangkok to Phnom Penh
There are direct flights from Bangkok to Phnom Penh International Airport, and you can also get to Phnom Penh from Bangkok via bus (or even taxi):
- All available Bangkok to Phnom Penh routes
- Bangkok to Phnom Penh flights
- Bangkok to Phnom Penh bus routes
- Bangkok to Phnom Penh private minibus routes
- Bangkok to Phnom Penh taxi routes
|Flight Bangkok - Phnom Penh ฿ 2,409–12,011 1h 10m – 1h 20m|
|Bus Bangkok - Phnom Penh ฿ 1,199 15h|
|Flight Don Mueang Airport - Phnom Penh ฿ 2,079–2,236 1h 10m – 1h 15m|
About Phnom Penh
Even more than neighbouring Vietnam, Cambodia saw some brutal events in the 20th century, as memorialised in The Killing Fields and other places associated with the Khmer Rouge era, when Phnom Penh was largely abandoned. During the last 30 years, however, the city has been rebuilt and is now one of the region’s most interesting.
Cambodia’s capital is a little sleepy compared to Bangkok or Saigon, but don’t let that fool you. The wide French-style boulevards and colonial architecture, offer an excellent range of cafés and places to eat, and plenty of things to do. There are some fine buildings, like the Silver Pagoda, and fun shopping at the Central and Russian Markets.
See our Phnom Penh Quick Guide for details.
Where To Stay In Phnom Penh
Whether it’s the luxury Raffles Hotel Le Royal, the mid-range Plantation Urban Resort & Spa, or the budget One Up Banana Hotel, Phnom Penh has accommodation to suit every budget.
See our Phnom Penh Quick Guide for more recommendations.
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Things To Do In Phnom Penh
The grim legacy of the Khmer Rouge cannot be ignored. The Killing Fields at Choeung Ek is now a memorial to victims of the regime and the appropriately named Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum documents the thousands who were killed in this former school building.
There is plenty of beauty here too. The Silver Pagoda contains several gold Buddha statues, as well as Cambodia’s 17th century Emerald Buddha and the National Museum covers the rich history of the pre- and post-Angkor empire.
Shoppers will enjoy the comprehensive Central Market – also great for food – and the so-called Russian Market, today a haven for knock-off brand names and souvenirs.
See our Phnom Penh Quick Guide for a rundown of things to do.
Bangkok to Phnom Penh Map
Phnom Penh is roughly 600km to the south east of Bangkok, in the south part of Vietnam on the map. The Bangkok to Phnom Penh flight takes 65 minutes and it takes 12 hours on the bus. See our Cambodia Map page with highlights of the best places to visit in Cambodia.