Royal Railway Station, Phnom Penh Overview

The Royal railway station is a prominent landmark located in the heart of the city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is a heritage building and is not functional since 2014. Due to its rich history and the elegant architecture, the station is one of the tourist attractions drawing travellers in the city.

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Phnom Penh train station History & Significance

Phnom Penh train station was constructed in 1931, then known as Royal station by the French to connect the capital to prominent cities by trains. Lack of infrastructure, limited technical knowledge, supplies and Cambodian weather delayed the construction for many years. It was finally completed in 1960, and the movement of good trains began. But the plan to expand the railway services by incorporating passenger trains did not succeed due to the vegetation growth, weather and lack of funds. 

The Railway station came into life again in 2005 and provided services until 2011 in small scale until it took a toll to maintain the operations. It was later converted to a heritage monument, and although goods and other services are transported via train between a few cities, it is closed to the public.

How To Reach Royal Railway Station

The Royal Railway station is located close to the city centre of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. It takes about 30 minutes to reach on foot. You can take a Tuk-Tuk for about 5 USD for a round trip that can be shared. You can also hire a motorbike for about 8 USD per day.

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