The Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh is a former French colony, and evidence of this can still be seen in many buildings. The Independence Monument is a popular attraction in the city, as is the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. The Mekong River runs past the city, and cruises are available on it during the day and in the evenings. The Sisowath Quay has many cafes and restaurants. Flights are available to Phnom Penh with Thai Airways via Bangkok and Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur.