A full day highlights of Phnom Penh city and historical tour. Be ready for your venture with a proper dress code on our “read me” column. Your tour will start with a visit to the Royal Palace, a striking structure near the riverfront. Being the official residence of King Sihamoni, parts of the massive palace compound are closed to the public. The main attraction here is the Throne Hall, topped by a 59 meters high tower inspired by the Bayon at Angkor, Siem Reap. Silver Pagoda a.k.a Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It is named for its floor, which is covered of 5 tons of gleaming silver. The artistic structure housed beautiful ornaments, stupas and relics.
Proceed to Toul Sleng S-21 Genocide museum, a testament to the crimes of the Khmer Rouge. In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security force and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It soon became the largest such center of detention and torture in the country. We include the audio set for you in different language available for you to have an in-depth info on this site.
Savor the delicious Cambodia set menu at Kroya Restaurant. After lunch, we will visit the Independence Monument, an Angkorian style tower located in the heart of the capital to celebrate the independence from the French. After the photoshoot, we will head to Wat Phnom, which is set on top of a 27m-high tree-covered knoll, on the only ‘hill’ in town. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1373 to house four statues of Buddha deposited here by the waters of the Mekong River and discovered by Lady Penh. Hence the city name Phnom Penh or ‘hill of Penh’.
After all the history and cultural visit, we will go for shopping session at the Central Market also known as Phsar Thmei in local lingo. It boasts a huge selection of products from clothing, accessories, souvenirs, daily care items, watches etc. We will be back to hotel at 6pm.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your Hotel|
|DEPARTURE TIME||08:00hrs (Recommended)|
|WEAR||No restrictions on the dress as its about eating out, chill and having fun. Casual.|
8.30hrs: Royal Palace Visit
9.30hrs: Toul Sleng Visit
13.00hrs: Independence Monument Visit
13.45.00hrs: Wat Phnom Visit
• No restrictions on the dress as its about eating out, chill and having fun. Casual.
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Cancellation made:
o 7 days prior – No cancellation fee.
o 3 to 6 days prior – 50% of Tour Fees
o 2 days prior – 100%