Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, located in the south of the country, at the confluence of the Tonle Sap River, the Bassac River and the Mekong River. Its population is 2,200,000.
Phnom Penh is also the economic and cultural capital of the country.
Built in 1373, it has been the capital of the country since 1431. It has suffered the consequences of all the foreign dominations and wars that the country has known.
Over the past 30 years, the city has experienced anarchic urban development, which respects neither the monuments inherited from the past, nor any urban plan.
Phnom Penh is famous for its very humid tropical climate, which causes seasonal flooding.
Image of title: In the middle, the central market of Phnom Penh. source: claudiosieberphotography.com