Phnom Penh, Cambodia Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Phnom Penh is yet another great travel bargain in Southeast Asia. Cambodia has its own currency – the Riel – but all ATMs dispense US dollars and nearly everything is priced in USDs, so you are only likely to deal with riels as small change in place of coins. Generally this city is more expensive than Vietnam, and similar to Thailand, but for most Westerners everything will seem cheap anyway.

Why Visit Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Facts

Population 1,200,000
Area 2,000,000
Timezone UTC+7
Currency US dollar
Airports Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH)

Where to eat and drink in Phnom Penh

Budget breakfastSome hotels include breakfast with the room. If not there are many restaurants serving eggs and pancakes plus local options.$1.00 - $3.00
Budget lunchMost restaurants serve Western dishes as well as Cambodian fare, and are open all day and into the night. $2.00 - $4.00
Budget dinnerRestaurants along the river are comfortable, but a bit more expensive than those inland.$4.00 - $7.00
Draft beer (glass)Angkor Beer is cheap on tap and served almost everywhere. Bottled beers are more expensive, often double.$0.00 - $1.00
Happy pizzaSeveral restaurants along the river and others near the lake serve normal pizzas with cannabis as a topping for the regular price.$4.00 - $8.00
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When to visit Phnom Penh

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Phnom Penh Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:04am6:11pm
21 Jun5:38am6:26pm
21 Sep5:50am5:57pm
21 Dec6:15am5:42pm

Where to stay in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Hotel Seasons

Phnom Penh Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar4.00 - 10.00
starstarstarstarstar6.00 - 28.00
starstarstarstarstar10.00 - 65.00
starstarstarstarstar29.00 - 89.00
starstarstarstarstar85.00 - 201.00
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Phnom Penh Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed4.00 - 5.00

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