Half-Day Phnom Penh Food Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Central Phnom Penh hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See Phnom penh from a culinary perspective on this 6-hour food walking tour. With a private guide, gain insight into Phnom penh's vibrant street food scene and admire the Art Deco and French colonial architecture, as well as historical pagodas and bustling markets. You'll learn about the city's fascinating history, hear anecdotes, and receive lots of tips about local food and sights.

Highlights

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Get inside tips from a local

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Free snacks included

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

Your tour begins as your private guide meets you at your hotel.

First up, visit Pshar Kandal and enjoy local delights such as mi char (fried noodles), sach kor ang (barbecue beef with papaya salad), noodle soups, and small traditional snacks. Then move on to Pshar Chas, where you can try banh srung, a small noodle dish with coconut milk, and chek ktis, a sweet dessert.

After this breakfast, walk to Phnom Penhs old French quarter, home to fine examples of colonial-era architecture where you can admire Belle Epoque and Art Deco designs, including the post office and French administration building. Then walk to Wat phnom, meaning Mountain Pagoda, a Buddhist temple located in the heart of the city. Built in 1373, it is the tallest religious structure in the capital.

Walking onward, pass by the National library and Raffles le royal hotel with its colorful history; opened in 1929 by the French, the hotel has hosted such various figures as Jackie Kennedy and Pol Pot. Between 1970 and 1975, most of the journalists working in Phnom penh stayed here, as it was the last refuge before the Khmer Rouge forced all foreign nationals into the French embassy.

Next walk to the train station, a colonial-built structure, and continue to Cambodias largest market and a Phnom Penh landmarkPsah Thmey, aka Grand Market. This amazing Art Deco building built in 1937 by French architect Louis Chauchon teems with stalls that sell a range of goods, from silver to seafood. In the market, you have the chance to meet a traditional Cambodian fortune teller, if you wish (own expense), and try some of the local snacks, depending on whats available.

Continue to the French embassy, reopened in 1996 on the same site that housed the former embassy until it was sacked by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. When the communists took the city, 1,400 Cambodians and foreigners sought shelter in the compound. Under threat that the Khmer Rouge would overrun the embassy, the French agreed to hand over more than 600 Cambodians to the new authorities. Soon afterward, the regime expelled all foreigners and sealed off Cambodia's borders.

In the early afternoon, your tour ends with the transfer back to your hotel by tuk-tuk.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transfers by tuk-tuk

Private guide

Food and snacks during the tour

Entry/Admission - Central Market

Entry/Admission - Wat Phnom

Entry/Admission - Kandal Market

Entry/Admission - Phsar Chas

Entry/Admission - Cambodia Post Office

Exclusions

Other expenses not mentioned

Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-Jan-2020

    Tour guide didn't confirm pick up at the hotel. Didn't call, text whatsoever. We tried calling the tour operator and hotel had to help as well. No one is answering their phone.

  • 02-Aug-2016

    I liked this that this tour covered both the food stalls but also some of the main sights. For that reason it is a great tour for people that are short on time. Pace of the tour was good and we sampled a wide range of food too. Overall, a great tour for getting to know Phnom Penh.

  • 25-Jun-2016

    Our guide was fantastic and we had a great time trying out the wonderful local food. However we had diarrhea the following day and thus wonder if it is caused by the street food.