Oudong (the Victorious) is situated about 40km northwest of Phnom Penh at the foothill of mountain Phnom Udong. It served as the capital of Cambodia under several monarchs for over 250 years until 1866. We will also take a stop at Phnom Baset topping a steep hill. Its extraordinary design resembles a cave and faces the west, which contrasts with other Khmer temples facing the east.
Depart from Phnom Penh. En route, visit a Cham Muslim village. Arrive at Phnom Baset. Visit the pre-Angkorian temple (8th century) and the pagoda to view the reclining Buddha. Enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding plains and rice-fields from the hilltop.
Drive to Udong where a picnic lunch will be served. Then, visit the various temples and the three large stupas where the ashes of three former Kings are preserved. Next, visit the most impressive structure of the site, the "Vihara of the 18-Cubit Buddha". En route to Phnom Penh, stop to visit a silver craft village at Kompong Luong.
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A moderate amount of walking is involved