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Phnom Penh Cambodia
Capital City of Cambodia

Phnom Penh has been the capital city of Cambodia for over 550 years and, as such, is the largest and busiest city in Cambodia. It is situated on the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River with a population of over 2.2 million people. The city has recovered remarkably after its capture by Khmer Rouge soldiers in April 17, 1975, where they started the forceful evacuation of the then city’s 2 million residents, which was reported to have been completed by June 12, 1975. The Vietnamese forces liberated the city from the Khmer Rouge in 1979, but the French charm the city once had was lost. The once pearl of Asia is today still a bit rough.

Interestingly, legend tells that the city was started in 1372/3 as a Wat (Wat Phnom, see section later in this booklet), built by Daun Penh, who found four Buddha statues and one of Vishnu in a Koki tree that floated in the river. She built the Wat to house the objects, and her discovery was seen as a divine blessing, so the capital city was moved from Angkor to the current Phnom Penh. The city was originally named Phnom Daun Penh. Later, it was shortened to Phnom Penh.

Sen Sok University Hospital
Building 91-96
Street 1986
Sangkat Phnom Penh Thmei
Khan Sen Sok
Phnom Penh
Ambulance: (+855) 69 818 120 / (+855) 78 838 493
Telephone: (+855) 23 883 712 / (+855) 23 883 713
Fax: (+855) 23 883 713
Working Hour
Office hour: 07:00 to 17:00
Hospital hour: 24 hours

Royal Rattanak

Street 592
Boeung Kak 2
Toul Kok
Phnom Phen
Tel: (+855) 23 991 000
Fax: (+855) 23 986 992


International SOS Cambodia Ltd

Address: House 161, Street 51,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Admin Tel: (+855) 23 216 911 / (+855) 12 816 911
Admin Fax: (+855) 23 215 811

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm
Saturday 8am to 12.00pm

Travellers Medical Clinic

No. 88
St. 108
(Wat Phnom Quarter)
Postal address:
PO Box 2068
Phnom Penh
Tel/Fax: (+855) 23 306 802
H/P: (+855) 12 898 981, (+855) 15 912 100



No. 193
St. 208
Sangkat Boeung Raing
Khan Daun Penh
12211 Phnom Penh
Tel (+855) 23 212-909 / (+855) 12 66-55-33
Emergency (+855) 16 55-33-66/ (+855) 16 22-99-55 / (+855)11 55-33-66


Call from Stationary Telephones 117
S.O.S Police (+855) 12 999 999
Traffic Police (+855) 12 896 628
Tourist Police (+855) 97 778 0002

Ambulance & Hospitals

Ambulance (S.A.M.U) 119
Call from Stationary Telephones (+855) 23 723 840
Calmette Ambulance (S.A.M.U) (+855) 23 426 948 / (+855) 23 724 891 / (+855) 12 912 947 / (+855) 16 585 108 / (+855) 92 858 434
Russian Hospital Ambulance (S.A.M.U) (+855) 23 217764
Kossamak Hospital Ambulance (S.A.M.U) (+855) 16 909774
Blood Transfusion Center (+855) 23 215 949

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