The Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day will introduce you to some of Cambodia’s finest Khmer and French influences, including visits to the Silver Pagoda and National Museum in the morning. Following a delicious lunch, we visit the Tuol Sleng Museum, which bears witness to Cambodia’s recent bloody past under Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime.

Pick up from the hotel at 08:00. This morning, you’ll begin your tours with the Victory Monument and the National Museum, also known as the Musee des Beaux-Arts. Georges Groslier, a French archaeologist and painter, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum houses a collection of Khmer art, particularly sculptures, spanning the centuries. Visit the Royal Palace, which King Norodom built on the site of the old town in 1866, as well as the Silver Pagoda. The Silver Pagoda, located within the Royal Palace, is so named due to its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. A solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilograms was discovered inside, as well as a small 17th -century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha.
Lunch in a restaurant.

This afternoon, I went to the Tuol Sleng Museum, which has a disturbing account of Pol Pot’s reign of terror and the Choeung Ek ‘Killing Fields.’ We also spend time exploring Psar Toul Tom Pong, also known as the “Russian Market,” which sells a wide variety of local goods and handicrafts. A 1-hour cruise on the Mekong River is an excellent way to spend your final evening in Cambodia. Return to your hotel room.

 

Trip includes 

  • English speaking guide
  • All private A/C transfer
  • All entrance fees as indicated
  • Lunch
  • Boat cruise in Mekong River
  • Government taxes & service charge