Holidays to Phnom Penh

Known as the “Pearl of Asia” in the 1920s, Phnom Penh saw some rough times through war and revolution in the late 20th Century. Today, however, this capital of Cambodia is newly awakened, and to a high degree. Chaotic streets, dramatic market scents, and less than perfect infrastructure can feel …

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How to get to Phnom Penh

Here's what you need to know about getting to Phnom Penh. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Phnom Penh takes 15 hours, 5 minutes.

When to go to Phnom Penh

Typical Holiday Price

£722 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Phnom Penh varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - March is the cheapest month to go to Phnom Penh.

Where to stay in Phnom Penh

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Phnom Penh, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Phnom Penh

Jim Tan | Trip by SkyscannerTuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Chivoin | Trip by SkyscannerThe Royal Palace
The Royal Palace
mendhak | FlickrChoeung Ek - The Killing Fields
Choeung Ek - The Killing Fields
丽丽 袁 | Trip by SkyscannerNational Museum of Cambodia
National Museum of Cambodia
Allie_Caulfield | FlickrWat Phnom
Wat Phnom
Paul Mannix | FlickrIndependence Monument
Independence Monument
Singlestyle Ice | Trip by SkyscannerRussian Market
Russian Market
Allie_Caulfield | FlickrSilver Pagoda
Silver Pagoda
Leow Cheng Lam | Trip by SkyscannerCentral Market
Central Market
Jojo Yinh | Trip by SkyscannerKingdom of Wonders
Kingdom of Wonders

Reviews of Phnom Penh

Lauren Marples
Lauren Marples

Phnom Penh is alive. The hustle and bustle of this city is everywhere, it's residents are amongst the friendliest and most helpful people in the world and it has everything a city can offer from hip vegan restaurants to traditional Khmer food spots, rooftops bars and backpacker hangs with swimming pools, shopping malls, beautiful monuments & museums and a devastating history which visitors can learn and experience at the killing fields and tuol seng museum. Phnom Penh is a budget friendly spot, and has an international airport where you can head to beachtown Sihanoukville, or Siem Reap to see the temples. It's a little dusty so wear a mask when travelling around the city. I've always felt safe here and can't wait to go back.

Paul Wong
Paul Wong

A fast moving city that lives US dollars. Choose a popular tourist place or you’ll feel bored, unless you are a cultural buff

Nici Audrianna
Nici AudriannaHouston

The first place I visited in SE Asia and a great place to start a trip hopping through SE Asia. Locals really enjoy visitors, tourism is actually built into building their economy back up. A lot of local history to be seen that most don't even know went on in Cambodia. Temples, the Genocide Killing Fields (although sad you can learn a lot about Cambodian history there), and great places to eat.

Kenya Pressley
Kenya PressleyXi'an

The drinks are cheap. There's a dedicated tuck tuck all day. Me Mate's Place has wifi, geckos and it's damn cheap!

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