Situated at the confluence of the Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap Rivers, Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, has a population of approximately 1.5 million people.
Ideally located in the very heart of Phnom Penh, White Mansion Hotel will make you easily enjoy the city’s attractions such as the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Sisowath Quay, the What Phnom, the Independence Monument… Have a walk and shop trough out the Central Market (Psar Thmei), the Russian Market (Psar Toul Tom Poung), Street 178 (the place for Cambodian art and antiques), Street 240 (The famous Shopping street in the city).
Our concierge will provide you guidance based on your interests, to help you enjoy your stay with us.
The Royal Palace
Situated on the site of the former Citadel, it was built by King Norodom in 1866 on the banks of the Mekong River. Inside its gleaming yellow walls are the Throne Hall; the Chan Chaya Pavilion, specially made for performances of classical Cambodian dance; the Napoleon III Pavilion, offered to King Norodom by Queen Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, and the King’s and Queen’s residential quarters.
Cambodian Living Arts show
For most of its history, Cambodia was home to some of the most diverse and abundant arts and culture in Southeast Asia. But in the years between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge put a devastating end to that. During those years, 2 million Cambodians died from execution, starvation and overwork; among the dead were 90% percent of Cambodia’s artists, who were specifically targeted for execution. After the fall of the Khmer Rouge, this tragedy was compounded by two subsequent decades of crippling economic hardship. Of the Master Artists who miraculously survived, few could make a living by performing or teaching.
The National Museum
Located near the Royal Palace, Cambodia’s National Museum offers a charming setting for a stunning collection of ancient Khmer art. Predominantly constructed of sandstone, the sculptures date from both the Angkorean and pre-Angkorean eras. These exhibits are complemented by more recent examples of Cambodian art. The museum is housed in a terra-cotta-roofed structure of traditional Cambodian design, which was built between 1917 and 1920.
On top of an artificial hill, built in the 15th century, stands a stupa containing the ashes of a king from the same period. There is also a small Buddhist pagoda. Wat Phnom is a city landmark and a popular place for worship.
Toul Sleng or S-21
When the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975 they converted a non-descript high school on the fringe of downtown Phnom Penh into a detention and torture center known as Tuol Sleng, or S-21 (Security Prison 21). A genocide museum was established at Tuol Sleng after the 1979 Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia and today it appears precisely as it was left by the fleeing Khmer Rouge.
Sunset cruise on the Mekong and Tonlesap
A one-hour cruise from the capital takes you along the river to watch the daily life of the people living on and around the rivers. You’ll enjoy a magnificent sunset, when the reflected rays of the setting sun cast a golden glow across the river.
NagaWorld is home to Cambodia’s largest and most prestigious casino and entertainment complex. From a wide variety of both table games and slot machines, NagaWorld hosts 24 hours of non-stop gaming excitement for players of all levels! Two distinctive floors offer a wide variety of atmospheres, including a wide range of nightly live entertainment including singers, bands and traditional Khmer entertainment options. In addition to standard table games and slot machines, NagaWorld also offers Texas Hold’em Poker, Keno and a Sports Book.