Discover Phnom Penh
- Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
- The Russian Market
- Hilltop Wat Phnom Temple
- The Royal Palace
- The Silver Pagoda
- Mekong River sunset cruise
- Air-conditioned private car
- English speaking tour guide
- 2 Bottles of water per passenger
- All inclusive of service charge & government tax
- All Entrance ticket fees
Days of Operation
Private *minimum of 2 passengers
No t-shirts or shorts for visits to religious sites.
- Other drinks & refreshments not stated
- Personal expenditure
- Travel insurance
Know Before You Book
- Cancellation policy.
- If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
- If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
- If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Know Before You Go
- The itinerary may be changed due to weather, un-foreseen building closures, tidal and other operating conditions
- Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent prior to your departure date
- Print your voucher: find the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail and show this voucher to your guide at tour commencement.
- Please be on time for the pick-up at your hotel.
After meeting your guide at your hotel at 8:00 AM this morning you will go on a discovery tour of Cambodia’s Capital and, gain some insight into its recent dark history with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
Taken over by the Khmer Rouge, this former high school was converted into a detention and torture center known as ‘S-21’. It can be a little grim, but an important visit that allows one to dig below the surface and understand present-day Cambodia better.
Onward to a lighter side of Cambodia at the Russian Market (so-called because a large number of Russian Expats who shopped here in the 1980’s) it is a great experience and the best place in the city for wood and stone carvings, jewelry, clothes and Cambodian silk souvenirs. We can’t vouch for the authenticity of the ‘labelled’ products. but it is great fun.
A pleasant break for lunch at the local restaurant is our next stop with a Khmer menu.
In the afternoon Wrap up the tour with a visit to the hilltop Wat Phnom temple, the founding place of the city. Then continue to the Royal Palace, followed by the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5,000 heavy silver tiles that cover its floors. Its original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha; the temple is known for its collection of Buddhas in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze.
ABOUT PHNOM PENH
‘Cambodia’s busy capital sits where the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers meet. It was a hub for both the Khmer Empire and French colonialists. On its walkable riverfront, lined with parks, trendy restaurants, and bars, are the ornate Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum, displaying artifacts from around Cambodia. Despite its checkered past, PP is in the midst of rapid change and growth, although it continues to exude a sort of provincial charm and tranquility with French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. Definitely eclectic and alluring it’s a Capital worth seeing’