Phnom Penh in Depth - 7 hours
This morning we will pick up you between 08:00am to 08:30 am from the hotel to visit The Royal Palace, built by the French in 1866. The main buildings on the compound are the Throne Hall and the Silver Pagoda. The Pagoda’s floor is comprised of more than 5000 silver tiles, which together weigh nearly 6 tons. The pagoda houses a magnificent 17th century Emerald Buddha statue and a 90kg gold Buddha studded with 9584 diamonds. Located right next to the palace, the National Museum of Phnom Penh was designed by French historian George Groslier also following traditional Khmer architecture. It houses some of the most valuable Khmer Art and is home to a permanent display of Post-Angkorian Buddha statues.
Continue to an Angkorian style tower, the inimitable place in the whole city, located in the heart of the capital. It was built in 1958 to Sybille’s Cambodian Independence Day after winning back their independence from the French protectorate on the 9th of November 1953. The monument attracts many tourists for its peculiar looking but unique style distinguishes it from all the buildings in the city. It is also used as a memorial place dedicated to the Cambodian's patriot who died for the country.
When on 17 April 1975 Phnom Penh fell, the Khmer Rouge evacuated the city with force leaving and left the capital as a ghost city. Pol Pot turned the former High School of Chao Ponhea Yat into the S-21 (Tuol Sleng) prison camp where “enemies of the regime” were tortured and later killed. All of its prisoners were registered and photographed and nowadays these pictures deck the narrow halls of the Genocide Museum of Tuol Sleng. It is believed that over 17.000 people were imprisoned at Tuol Sleng, all of them but seven known survivors, eventually found their death. Prisoners who did survive the torture of Tuol Sleng were brought to Choeung Ek, which is known as “The Killing Fields”. This seemingly peaceful area located 17km from Phnom Penh was for everyone entering the site the end of the line. Nowadays it is home to a memorial stupa.
Finally visit Wat Phnom located on a man-made hill, 27m high. It is believed that Daun Penh, a wealthy widow, found four Buddha statues in a Koki tree floating in the river. She built a small pagoda in 1373 to house the statues after which in 1437 King Ponhea Yat ordered the construction of Wat Phnom, what eventually lead to the city’s namesake: Phnom Penh.
· Phnom Penh – All admission fees as per mentioned in the program
· Phnom Penh – Full day of English Speaking Tour guide
· Phnom Penh – Private vehicle with air coned (Water and Cold towel)
· Phnom Penh- Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda with inside guide
· Phnom Penh- National Museum with inside guide
· Phnom Penh – Independent Monument
· Phnom Penh- Tuol Sleng or S-21 & Killing Field or Choeung Ek
· Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom
· Any visas required
· Services not mentioned in the itinerary
· Late check out at hotels
· Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
· Tips for, guide and driver
· Expenditure of personal nature
· Personal Insurance
· Optional activities
· No credit cards require, as you can pay direct on the day tour with your local guide
· The price is basing on the how many people booking in this trip as we encourage more travelers to experience with our unique products
· This is a sharing trip but if you would like to do a private trip then just let us know by e-mail
· No cancelation fee to be applied for this booking
· The price is per person in USD
· For confirm the booking we only need your full name, Hotel where you stay, and the service date with how many people in your group.
Price/person in (USD)
· Please wearing the comfortable shoes for walking.
· Any valuable stuffs must be keep at the hotel such as flight tickets, passport, Visa and the bulk of your cash/ travelers cheques for safety keeping. Just take some spare money for your daily expenditures.
· Daily pick up from the hotel between 08:00 to 08:30 for your amazing tour.
- Phnom Penh
- Day Trip Tours
- 7 hours