Phnom Penh International Airport, formerly known as Pochentong International Airport, is Cambodia’s largest airport in terms of land area. It is located in 10 km (5.4 NM) west of Phnom Penh. Currently, there are 25 airlines serving the airport flying out to 20 destinations, 19 of which are international and only one is domestic. One airline handles cargo flights to and from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Phnom Penh International Airport has two terminal buildings, one for international and one for domestic operations. A facility for VIP service has also been added. It has a total capacity of two million passengers per annum.
What to see in Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city (by land area and population) of Cambodia. It is located in the Cambodia’s south-central region, at the convergence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap rivers. The city is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities built by the French in Indochina during the 1920s. Today, it is Cambodia’s political, cultural, industrial, and economic centre. It is one of Cambodia’s important international and domestic tourist destinations. In addition, it is the wealthiest city in Cambodia. The city is well-known for its beautiful French colonial buildings dispersed along the grand boulevards. There are several noteworthy attractions in the city that you can explore, as well as activities that you can enjoy that are unique to this city. Visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of King Sihamoni. Situated nearby is Cambodia’s National Museum. These buildings are excellent examples of classic Khmer architecture, which are prevalent in the city. Learn more about the country’s recent history, especially during the dark Khmer Rouge era, by taking a trip to the Tuol Sleng Museum. The fascinating Central Market has a wide variety of retail supplies, food, books, and so much more. Its newly restored yellow art deco is a must-see for tourists. Another main tourist spot in Phnom Penh is the Riverside, which overlooks the Tonle Sap River.
How to get around within Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh currently does not have an official mass public transport system, but there are ways to get around the city. Travellers wondering on how to get around the city can use taxis and minibuses that go around destinations all over Phnom Penh. Even though Phnom Penh has a rail service, there are also bus companies that provide bus services that are a cheaper and more comfortable means of transportation within the city. For travellers who want a list of bus companies, the list includes Phnom Penh Public Transport and GST Express, which run services to most provincial capitals, including Sihanoukville, Kampong Chhnang, Udong, and Takéo; and Phnom Penh Sorya Transport Co. that offers bus service to several provincial destinations along the National Routes and to Ho Chi Minh City. For a quick ride within the city, locals use a “cyclo,” which is simply a cycle rickshaw, a “tuk-tuk” which is an autorickshaw, and a “moto,” which is a motorcycle taxi.
How to get to Phnom Penh
In order to get to Phnom Penh, there are several flights that fly to the city via the Phnom Penh Airport. Airlines that fly to the city include Air Asia, Asiana Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Cambodian Angkor Air, China Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways, Korean Air, Malaysian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Thai AirAsia, Tigerair, and Vietnam Airlines
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