Sightseeing around Phnom Penh
- See the best of Phnom Penh with Wat Phnom, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum.
- Make a step back into a heart-breaking yet memorial history of Khmer Rouge when thousands of innocents were slaughtered with a visit to Toul Sleng and Cheung Ek.
Located on the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, Phnom Penh was once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina. In the morning, explore Wat Phnom and discover the legend of Lady Penh, the founder of the city, the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, two of the most striking buildings in the capital and considered as some of the finest examples of Khmer architecture. Also visit the National Museum, designed in Khmer style by a French archaeologist and painter in 1917. Enjoy lunch at local restauarnt, a leading social enterprise and training restaurant serving up tasty, creative Khmer cuisine. In the afternoon, learn more about the turbulent Khmer Rouge years with visits to Tuol Sleng, a high school turned interrogation prison known as S-21 during the Khmer Rouge era and now a genocide museum; and Cheung Ek, a large memorial commemorating the 17,000 victims who died there under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot, made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. Return to your hotel afterwards.
- Suggested departure time: 08:00
- Tour duration: 6-8 hours
- The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are open from 08:00 to 10:30 and 14:00 to 17:00 but are subject to closure at short notice in the event of official ceremonies. If the sites are closed, the guide will make changes to the itinerary on the day.
- Women should cover their shoulders and both men and women should cover their knees.
- A respectful and humble demeanour is requested when visiting the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields.
- Private transfer
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fee
- Water and tissue.