Phnom Penh — Phnom Penh – "the pearl of Asia" and the capital of Cambodia – is one of the world’s fastest-changing cities, where a modern tourism infrastructure exists alongside ancient temples and lively streetside cafés in old French-colonial buildings. Indeed, the city's beguiling Indochine charm, while tempered by the country’s recent violent past, is still very much alive.
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