Location & Attractions
Monorom Apartment is a 5 minutes walk away from Russian Market, in Phnom Penh city. We are is located along street 460, Toul Tompoung1, Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In addition, Monorom is very close to supermarkets, multiple excellent restaurants, cafes, coworking space, and business locations.
Phnom Penh Attractions
Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda
Build in 1866, the site contains various buildings of interest, including the Khmer-style Throne Hall, now it is used for special ceremonial occasions. South of the Throne Hall are the Royal Treasury and the Villa of Napoleon III, built in Egypt in 1866, for the opening of the Suez Canal, and was later presented to the King of Cambodia. The famous Sliver Pagoda, originally constructed of wood in 1866, was expanded in 1962 by King Sihanouk who had the floor inlaid with 5,329 solid silver tiles, hence its name.
National Museum of Cambodia
The National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s largest museum of cutural history and is the country’s leading historical and archaeological museum. It houses one of the world’s largest collections of Khmer art, including sculptural, ceramics, bronzes, and ethnographic objects. The Museum’s collection includes over 14,000 items, from prehistoric times to periods before, during, and after the Khmer Empire, which at its height stretched from Thailand, across present-day Cambodia, to southern Vietnam. The Museum buildings, inspired by Khmer temple architecture, were constructed between 1917 and 1924, the museum was officially inaugurated in 1920,and renovated in 1968.
Famous Buddhist temple (wat) in Phnom Penh. Built in 1373,it stands at 27 metres and is the tallest religious structure in the city. Built on an artificial hill by a wealthy widow Daun Chi Penh after a great flood washed statues of Buddha’s downstream, it has since been renovated. There have been many additions to the original shrines over the centuries. The largest stupa houses the ashes of King Ponhea Yat and it is the center of city celebration for the Khmer New Year, and Pchum Ben.
It commemorates the end of French’s rule over Cambodia in 1953. The one hundred nagas and motifs can be seen in historic, cultural and modern day. It is also used to commemorate the souls of fallen to combatants who down their lives for the country’s freedom.
Toul Tom Pong Market – Russian Market
The Russian Market is popular among tourists, local expatriates and Cambodians alike. It is so called because of its popularity with Russian expatriates during the 1980s. Inside you can find exotic food, antique furniture, traditional carvings and handicraft, hand-woven silk, silverware, gems, bags, shoes and clothing.
Tuol Sleng Museum
Originally built as a secondary school named Tuol Svay Prey High School in 1960, during the reign of Preah Batnorodom Sihanouk. The Khmer Rouge converted this into a torture and interrogation centre to extract ‘confessions’ of anti-government sentiment. Many victims were women and children incarcerated along with the ‘suspected’ father. Documents recovered indicate that over 17,000 persons had been imprisoned there between 1975 and 1978.