Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, and as of 2012 has about 1.5 million inhabitants and is one of the country’s most populous city.
Phnom Penh is located in very flat terrain where the rivers Mekong and Tonle Sap meet, and is named after the city’s only hilltop.
Tourism is one of the main focus areas of this country that has suffered a lot, even in modern times. First as a result of the US bombing during the Vietnam War, which also extended far into Cambodia. Then during the Red Khmer terrorist era in 1975-79, which led to the deaths of millions.
But the Khmer people are exceptionally hospitable and friendly, and are genuinely grateful to finally get Western tourists to the country. Cambodia has long been on the sidelines and has seen Thailand rich in tourism.