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Wat Phnom Tours

Wat Phnom
Boasting a hilltop location overlooking the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, the Buddhist temple of Wat Phnom is one of Cambodia’s most-visited temples. Originally built in 1373, the sanctuary was reconstructed in 1998 and now provides a place for locals to celebrate Khmer festivals and make sacred offerings.
 
The Basics
Wat Phnom is almost always included on the itinerary of half- or full-day Phnom Penh tours, along with stops at the harrowing Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, and the Royal Palace. If you prefer to customize your own sightseeing itinerary, visit Wat Phnom as part of a hop-on hop-off bus tour; you’ll have the freedom to disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention and travel around in air-conditioned comfort.
 
Things to Know Before You
  • During national holidays, the temple can be very crowded.
  • Watch out for the wild monkeys that like to steal food and bottled drinks.
  • Be mindful of your belongings at busy periods.
  • There’s a small admission fee.
 
How to Get There
Wat Phnom’s close proximity to the US Embassy, the French Colonial post office, and Raffles Hotel on Michael Howe Street makes it an ideal starting point for a tour of the city. The easiest way to reach the temple is by taxi or tuk-tuk, or as part of a guided tour.
 
When to Get There
The temple’s elevated position above the sprawling city makes it a great place to watch the sunset. However, bear in mind that sundown is the busiest time of day. If you want to beat the crowds, head to the temple in the early morning.
 
The Legend of Wat Phnom
Local legend says that in 1373, following a flash flood, a wealthy widow named Daun Chi Penh found four bronze Buddha statues inside of a floating tree on the Tonle Sap River. She rallied the nearby residents and had them create an 88-foot (27-meter) mound, and then erected a shrine on top to hold the Buddhas. The hill is said to be the origin of modern Phnom Penh, which translates as Penh's Hill.
Address: Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Excursion Phnom Penh Full Days Private Tours

Excursion Phnom Penh Full Days Private Tours

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Excursion Phnom Penh full day private tours is the best tours choice in Phnom Penh of the most popular attractions in Phnom Penh as Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum , Wat Oudnaloum, Independence Monument, Cheung Ek Killing Field, Russian Market and Central Market.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
Price varies by group size
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$95.00
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Phnom Penh Vital Discovery-Full Day Tour (Including all services)

Phnom Penh Vital Discovery-Full Day Tour (Including all services)

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Phnom Penh Discovery Tour ( Including all services) is one of the best tour arrangements in Cambodia. Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace known as the resident of Cambodia King and see the beautiful inside the Silver Pagoda. Then, climb up to the hilltop Wat Phnom by the foundation of the city. At afternoon, lunch at local restaurant. After having lunch, move to Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) and Killing Field established by the Khmer Rouge regime. Along the way to Killing Field and S21 ,you will see the Independence Monument which was build in 1958 by Father King Norodom Sihanouk. At the end, free you own time by shopping at Central Market where thousand goods are sold at there. We provide you with many time options, so you can select one to accommodate your tour.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.00
Price varies by group size
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$83.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day

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Take in the highlights of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, on this full-day private tour. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide and an itinerary customised to your preferences, stopping at attractions including the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and the Russian Museum. Also included is a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Choeung Ek Memorial to learn more about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia’s dark past.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.42
Price varies by group size
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$156.42
Price varies by group size
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Half-Day Phnom Penh Food Tour

Half-Day Phnom Penh Food Tour

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Get the inside scoop on Phnom Penh’s foodie hotspots on this tantalizing half-day tasting tour. Browse the stalls at Pshar Kandal and Pshar Chas markets; visit cafés and restaurants in Phnom Penh’s old French quarter; and seek out the city’s best street food stalls. Along the way, sample an array of specialties including fried noodles, papaya salad and sweet coconut dessert.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00

Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours

Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours

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Phnom Penh is considered among Cambodia’s must-see cities, but exploring solo means missing its hidden treasures and troubled past. On this tour, begin with a pickup at your Phnom Penh hotel and explore the city with your guide. Hear the secrets behind top attractions like the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom, and explore the infamous Killing Fields—where Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge history is brought into sharp focus.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.00
Price varies by group size
From
$87.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

A Day Tour in Capital Phnom Penh City

A Day Tour in Capital Phnom Penh City

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This tour will discover capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Visit the Cambodian king's residence. Then visit the National Museum all culture we have from 6th-13th century. After we will grab local lunch at Local restaurant. then countaiue to birth place of capital Wat Phnom. Then move next stop at S21 Genocide Museum and killing fields Choueng Ek.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29

Full-Day Phnom Penh City & Silk Island with a local Tuk Tuk Tours

Full-Day Phnom Penh City & Silk Island with a local Tuk Tuk Tours

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The hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh can be overwhelming at the best of times. Take a break and head north to the rural Silk Island on this quiet full-day Tuk Tuk tour. We will first discover the rhythms of Cambodian life away from the city. Try your hand at farming at a local farm, visit traditional silk weavers and learn about their work, and walk around the island’s tiny villages and unbaked countryside at your own pace. Then we will come back to the city to discover Wat Phnom Duan Penh where were built in 1372 and known as the foundation of the city. At the end of tour, we will move to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda where are the complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
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Phnom Penh 1day Car Charter City Tour English Driver

Phnom Penh 1day Car Charter City Tour English Driver

-All Cars has Insurance -Experience drivers -English driver -Clean and Quality Car -Customer Service supports
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
per group
From
$46.16
per group

Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours ( Entrace fees included)

Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours ( Entrace fees included)

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Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day private tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace known as the resident of Cambodia King, and climb to the hilltop Wat Phnom by the foundation of the city. It was established in 1443 and consists of 44 structures.Then learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) and Killing Field Khmer Rouge regime.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.99
Price varies by group size
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$88.99
Price varies by group size
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Phnom Penh: Evening Street Food and Market Tour with a Local

Phnom Penh: Evening Street Food and Market Tour with a Local

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A Mekong sunset cruise or Phnom Penh history tour are all very well but you know as well as we do that the best way to discover a city is through its food, that’s why you are here on this tour page, doing the smart thing! Enjoy the wind through your hair as you whizz around the streets via tuk-tuk, tasting Cambodian street food, seeing the sights and visiting the city’s bustling markets, with a local guide by your side.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.00
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$47.00
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Essential Phnom Penh by Cyclo

Essential Phnom Penh by Cyclo

Step into a traditional, bicycle-powered cyclo for a half-day tour of Phnom Penh that includes the Royal Palace, the National Museum, and Wat Phnom, a historic Buddhist temple that rises from the heart of the city. An eco-friendly alternative to exploring Phnom Penh by car, cyclos also mean cool breezes and unobstructed photo opportunities as you tour Phnom Penh’s historic center with a local guide pedaling behind you.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.90
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$85.90
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Half-Day Phnom Penh City Tour

Half-Day Phnom Penh City Tour

We start our tour of this charming capital with a visit to the city’s namesake, Wat Phnom. It was the birthplace of Phnom Penh Capital. Then, we continue to visit the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. The palace consists of many beautiful temples, especially the Silver Pagoda. Visit the Silver Pagoda so named because of it’s floor that is comprised of 5,000 silver tiles. There is an Emerald Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds. Next, we visit National Museum exhibits hundreds of pieces are housed here including both pre-and post-Angkorian pieces.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.88
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From
$44.88
Price varies by group size

Full-Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour

Full-Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day private tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace, visit the National Museum, and climb to the hilltop Wat Phnom. Then learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) established by the Khmer Rouge regime. Your personal guide shares insightful commentary on a visit to the Killing Fields at Choeng Ek. Lunch and a market tour are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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$74.00

Private Phnom Penh Icons City Tour

Private Phnom Penh Icons City Tour

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History buffs usually head for Siem Reap, but Cambodia’s capital also has centuries of history to discover. On this full-day private tour, fill in some of the gaps in Cambodia’s story from the mid 14th century to Cambodia’s independence in the 1950s. Your guide moves at your pace on this private tour; with no waiting for anyone else, you’ll see as much of the city’s heritage as possible.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.16
Price varies by group size
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$91.16
Price varies by group size
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Cambodia Highlight 6 days

Cambodia Highlight 6 days

Tick off Cambodia’s highlights in limited time, without the hassle of planning, on a 6-day tour of the entire country. Perfect for travelers with limited time in south east Asia, this private excursion takes care of accommodation, activities, transfers, and most meals, so you don’t have to. Plus, a private guide means you can customize your itinerary according to personal preferences and airport pickup and drop-off complete this seamless experience.
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  • 6 days
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$501.29
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$501.29

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour with Mekong River Boat Trip

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour with Mekong River Boat Trip

Immerse yourself in Phnom Penh on this all-day private tour. Visit the Cambodian city’s top attractions such as the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Cambodia's National Museum, and Wat Phnom. Plus, take a boat ride down the Mekong River to a working silk farm known as the Heng Naysim Traditional Cambodian Weaving House where you will see how silk is made, as well as have the chance to purchase products.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.31
Price varies by group size
From
$192.31
Price varies by group size
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Phnom Penh Private Highlights Tour

Phnom Penh Private Highlights Tour

Skip the tour buses, rowdy groups of strangers and guides reading off a script. On this private tour, get to know Phnom Penh with your own dedicated guide by your side to answer your questions and give you personalized recommendations. Learn about Cambodia’s recent past and pay your respects at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Visit grand local landmarks like Wat Phnom and the Royal Palace. End the day with an easy-going sunset cruise down the Mekong River. Stop for some souvenir-shopping at the city’s mammoth Russian Market Complimentary lunch: sample some delicious Khmer dishes at a local restaurant Private transport provided, with round-trip transfers from your inner-city hotel This tour is designed to be accessible for wheelchair users
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.00
Price varies by group size
From
$101.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Half Day

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Half Day

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See the sights of Phnom Penh your way during a private half-day tour that’s ideal for first-time visitors seeking a personalized experience. A private guide means you’ll receive undivided attention and have ample times to ask questions, while air-conditioned transport allows you to get between top attractions such as the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom with ease. Plus, convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.21
Price varies by group size
From
$128.21
Price varies by group size
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Half-Day Phnom Penh City Tours

Half-Day Phnom Penh City Tours

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Option One- Filling Field, Toul Sleng Museum, Independent Monument. Start your half day tour from your hotel and move straight to Killing Filed where 20,000 people where taken to kill at there. Then, move back to Tuol Sleng Museum where people where taken to detain and torture during Khmer Rouge. At the last, enjoy your shopping at local market, and see around the Independent Monument along the way the market. Option Two- Royal Place, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, National Museum, Independent Monument, Explore Phnom Penh on a half-day tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace known as the resident of Cambodia King and Silver Pagoda to see the beautiful temples.Then, we continuous to National Museum where built in 1917 and placed more 5000 artifices. After that, move to Wat Phnom where is the foundation of Phnom Penh. Last bu not least, take a window shopping at the local market, and see around the Independent Monument along the way the market.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
From
$75.00
Price varies by group size
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Phnom Penh Highlights

Phnom Penh Highlights

If you’ve only got limited time in Phnom Penh, get a comprehensive overview of Cambodia’s capital on a 2-day sightseeing tour that’s ideal for first-time visitors. A guide takes care of all transportation and activities, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the city’s vibrant Khmer culture. Without the hassle of navigation, you’ll travel between must-see sights such as the Royal Palace and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Accommodation is not included.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.77
Price varies by group size
From
$230.77
Price varies by group size
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5 Days Leisure Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

5 Days Leisure Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

Explore Siem Reap and its ancient temples on this 2-day tour. The itinerary includes stops at Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Ta Prohm, and Angkor Wat Temple, the largest religious monument in the world. Plus, visit the Tonle Sap Lake floating village and one of the killing field memorials. There will also be time allotted to shop.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$429.00
Price varies by group size
From
$429.00
Price varies by group size
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Full Day Phnom Penh City Private Tour

Full Day Phnom Penh City Private Tour

Join our guide and jump on your air conditioned vehicle to visit Wat Phnom park, the landmark of Phnom Penh capital city and the origin capital city Phnom Penh comes from since 1472. Visit the S-21 or known as genocide museum which a former high school transformed into detention place in 1975 during the Pol Pot regime. Later, continue to Russia market and explore local products. Then, visit the amazing Royal Palace, silver pagoda and other subordination temples and the kind residence. After all, visit the national museum of Cambodia where over thousand of ancient artifacts are displaying. Last, explore the four combination river by taking a private boat tour around. Enjoy your sunset boat tour until transferring back to your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.26
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$50.26

One Day Private Guide Tours History & Killing Fields Phnom Penh

One Day Private Guide Tours History & Killing Fields Phnom Penh

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Today, 8:00am meet your personal guide and driver and begin your tour of this charming capital with a visit the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. See the different structures of this pagoda-style compound and stroll in its beautiful garden. Visit the Silver Pagoda so named because of its floor that is comprised of 5,000 silver tiles. Continue to the nearby National Museum. Built in 1917 it is an exceptional example of traditional architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and displaying Khmer art and sculptures. Hundreds of pieces are housed here including both pre-and post-Angkorian pieces. Next, you’ll continue to the city's namesake, Wat Phnom. Lunch at Romdeng Restaurant. After lunch, drive to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek (16 km south of Phnom Penh). Return to Phnom Penh. Visit the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum. In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot's security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21).
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
Price varies by group size
From
$128.21
Price varies by group size

Half Day Private Tour in Phnom Penh

Half Day Private Tour in Phnom Penh

Pick up at hotel’s lobby and head to visit Royal Palace, the residence of majesty King Sihanomoni live. The royal palace was built in 1866, consists with spectaculars Khmer style buildings. Start to explore those spectacular modern temples including the Moonlight Pavilion, the throne hall, the brown palace, Napolean III temple and continue to see the silver pagoda, the temple of the emerald buddha and the over 5,300 silver tiles is. Continue to Wat Phnom park, the landmark of Phnom Penh capital city and the origin capital city Phnom Penh comes from since 1472. Explore the park and the monastery to learn how the Daun Penh legendary has been told since the past. Head to river site and begin your amazing sunset cruise tour along the majestic river. Relax and enjoy the remarkable city sunset, explore the river bank lifestyle, royal palace view, Diamond island view, the fishing village of the Cambodian Muslim and the two sites between city and countryside. Have fun until back to hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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$46.16

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