PHNOM PENH

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Royal Palace: located along Sothearos Boulevard and was built in 1866 during the reign of King Norodom.

Keung Preah Bat houses the footprints of the four Buddhas who have already reached enlightenment. Those Buddhas are Kok Santhor, Neak Komonor, Kasabor and Samonakodom.

Phnom Khan Malineati Borapat Kailasha or Phnom Mondul is the manmade hill that reprsents Phnom Kailasha, where the Buddha left his footprints on the stone.

Kunthabopha Stupa was built in 1960 as the resting place for the ashes of Princess Norodom Kunthabopha, the daughter of King Norodom Sihanouk.

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National museum: The National Museum of Phnom Penh is instantly recognizable, with its warm red terracotta and its gracefully curved roof topped by dozens of guardian nagas. It is located north of the Royal Palace and was designed in 1917 by famed French architect George Groslier and the Ecole des Arts Cambodgiens.

Wat Phnom, the heart of the capital, is located a short distance from the Royal Palace.

Wat Unaloam is located near the Royal Place. I t is an ideal monastery for tourists to learn about Cambodia is Buddhism.

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The Riverfront: it is an attraction site of the river opposite the Royal Palace.

Central market (Psar Thom Thmei): it was built in 1937. It is a shopping center for souvenirs.

Russian Market (Psar Tuol Tom Poung): it is a treasure trove for tourists. There are a large number of clothing outlets and on site tailors and seamstresses can make alteration quickly.

Tuol Sleng Genocidal Museum: it is the former Tuol Sleng High School. During the Khmer Rouge Regime in 1975, it was used as a prison and tortune center, known at the time as S-21.

Cheung Ek Genocidal Site: it is about 15 kilometers from the center of Phnom Penh. It is another place where Khmer Rough killed people. According to statistics, 8985 corpses were unearthed from the mass graves in that erea.

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