Flights From Hong Kong to Phnom Penh And Must-visit Places
There are a wide range of interesting activities for visitors to do in Phnom Penh, from delving into the country’s turbulent history to exploring its rich culture and heritage. Below are some useful information for flights from Hong Kong to Phnom Penh and the top places you should never miss when in the Cambodian capital city.
Getting from Phnom Penh to Hong Kong
The average price for flights from Hong Kong to Phnom Penh, Cambodia is $262. The flight takes you around 2 hours and 25 minutes. Cheap flight Hong Kong to Phnom Penh are most commonly available if you book your ticket between one and three months in advance.
Cambodia Angkor Air – the National flag carrier of Cambodia, currently offers both cheap flights from Hong Kong to Phnom Penh only from 550 HKD and cheap flight from Phnom Penh to Hong Kong with one stop at Siem Reap (round trip) which cost only $130. The promotions are available on its website and valid until 31 March 2018.
Top places to visit in Phnom Penh
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Also known as the Killing Fields, Choeung Ek Genocidal Center is part of the legacy left by the Pol Pot-led Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The site is actually a mass grave where almost 17,000 innocents were killed and buried. In the center of the area is a Buddhist stupa which houses more than 8000 human skulls.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum was formerly Tuol Svay Prey High School which was then taken over and turned into a prison called Security Prison 21 (S-21) during the Khmer Rouge reign. Thousands of people were interrogated, tortured and killed here. This is one of the most horrible evidence of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime.
Wat Ounalom is one of the most prominent and significant pagodas in Cambodia. Before being destroyed by the Khmer Rouge, this place housed over 500 monks and cumulated over 30,000 titles. Now, it serves as the headquarter of the Cambodian Buddhism, offering visitors a deep insight into the spiritual teachings, philosophies and history of Buddhism in Cambodia.
Being the tallest temple in Phnom Penh, Wat Phnom offers tourists and locals a tranquil retreat from the noise and chaos on the busy streets of the capital city. The temple was built under the standards of Southeast Asian wats with a bell-shaped chedi and Naga snakes on the corners of the roof. Visitors only have to pay $1 to explore the temple.