The city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia, is a fascinating place, and its architecture and culture today, are the reconstruction efforts, and the remnants of what was left behind after the genocidal rampages which once plagued the country. Phnom Penh has been the location of much historical and political strife, but today, it has re-emerged as a site of artistic and cultural interest.
Excellent places for sightseeing in the area are to be found on the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers. Make sure to take a tour along these rivers, which offers travelers excellent opportunities to explore the National Museum, and the Cambodian Royal Palace. The Mekong River, in particular, offers travelers the chance to see modern day floating villages, and local fishermen at work.
Where these two rivers meet, there are several traditional open food markets, where brave individuals can put their gastric fortitude to the test by sampling the local specialties of fried insects, such as cockroaches, spiders, crickets, and grasshoppers.
If this delicious cuisine, is not hardy enough to satiate visitor's stomachs, there are a few tours offered, that will allow for travelers to participate in cooking classes, that will allow them to become even more familiar with local cooking and food trends within the culture.