Phnom Penh is home to many historical sites
Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is a vibrant city filled with "colour, energy and optimism", according to a journalist and television presenter.
Clover Stroud, writing in the Daily Telegraph, noted that the capital is a "teeming" city with one foot rooted in the past, making it the perfect mix for people planning adventure holidays.
She points to Phnom Penh's floating villages and the beautiful old buildings as two of the many links to the traditional in the city.
"The capital is a tangle of broad avenues and teeming markets, where the memory of the country's past as a French colony is evident in the numerous grand colonial buildings, peering incongruously from behind lines of motorbikes," she said.
Other historical sites which can be found in Phnom Penh, which is also Cambodia's largest city, include the statue of Lady Penh and the Silver Pagoda, a Buddhist temple which houses many treasures.