Phnom Penh (Khmer: ភ្នំពេញ),is the capital city of Cambodia. Its name means "Penh's Hill", referring to the local legend that the founding of the city was by a wealthy widow named Lady Penh in the 14th century. Located on the banks of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong River, today Phnom Penh has grown to be the country's economic, industrial, and cultural center.
Built in the 1860s, the Royal Palace has served as the residence of the King of Cambodia. The complex is divided by walls into four main compounds, on the south side is the Silver Pagoda, to the north side is the Khemarin Palace and the central compound contains the Throne Hall and to the west is the private sector or the Inner Court.
Established in the 1920s, the National Museum of Cambodia (Khmer: សារមន្ទីរជាតិ) is the country's largest history and archaeology museum. It houses the world's largest collections of Khmer art, such as sculptures and ceramics.
Sisowath Quay is a 5 km long (3 mi) strip of riverside road that features shops, restaurants, bars, etc., it is popular among both locals and tourists. Sisowath Quay was used for watching boat races during the Water Festival (the New Year's celebration in several south-east Asian countries).