Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • 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

Enjoy a full-day tour in Phnom Phen to visit some of the most amazing destinations including Royal palace, Silver Pagoda, National museum, Wat phnom, Tuol sleng genocide museum, Choeung ek genocidal center, Russian market and Wat ounalom.

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Following a hotel pick-up at 8 am from Phnom penh City area hotel,your first stop will be Royal palace.The Royal palace is one of Phnom Penhs most splendid architectural achievements.It is home to His Majesty Preah Bat smdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk and Her Majesty Preah Reach Akka-Mohesey Norodom Monineath.
Next,head to Silver Pagoda in Phnom penh is such a phenomenal area in Cambodia filled with hundreds of years of history.The sculptures and sheer construction of the palace leaves even the most seasoned traveler in awe because of the stunning structure.The Silver Pagoda is considered grand and magnificent because there is no other place in the world where you can see such significant spectacles of historical treasures.
You will visit National museum.Cambodia's National museum offers a charming setting for a stunning collection of ancient Khmer art.Predominantly constructed of sandstone,the sculptures date from both the Angkorean and pre-Angkorean eras.These exhibits are complemented by more recent examples of Cambodian art.The museum is housed in a terra-cotta-roofed structure of traditional Cambodian design,which was built between 1917 and 1920.
Next up,you visit Wat phnom.The temple has a strong connection with establishment of the capital city of Cambodia.The current name of the city Phnom-Penh in native language means literally the hill of Ms. Penh. Continue to Tuol sleng genocide museum.Tuol Sleng Genocide Museumwas one of hundreds of detention and interrogation centers created all over Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge who gave the former high school the sinisterly innocuous name S-21 where countless thousands of Cambodians were ruthlessly processed until they were dead.
After lunch at your own cost you will visit Choeung ek genocidal center.It represents one of the all too frequent dark periods in world history,this one between 1975 to1979.During these four years of awful civil war an estimated 1.7 million people were massacred.This place of incredible tragedy has today been sensitively converted into a peaceful visitors centre and the disturbing story is retold;we are walking across the very ground where nearly 20,000 Cambodians were murdered.Even today,following periods of heavy rain,fragments of clothing and bones from victims will surface through the mud.
Next you will visit Wat ounalom.Wat ounalom is the home to the Buddhist patriarch and is reputedly the oldest Buddhist foundation in the city.
You will head to Russian market.Russian market is the most popular market among tourists and expats and the best place to pick up souvenirs. Russian market is known to the locals as Phsar Toul Tom Poung.The reason why it is called Russian market is because it was a popular market among the Russian expats during the 1980s when most of the western expats in Phnom penh were Russian.
At approximately 06:00 pm,you'll arrive back at your hotel in Phnom penh city where the tour will end.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off at Phnom Phen City area

Transport by air-conditioned private car

English speaking local guide at the time of sightseeing

Entry/Admission - InterContinental Phnom Penh

Entry/Admission - Royal Palace

Entry/Admission - Silver Pagoda

Entry/Admission - National Museum

Entry/Admission - Wat Phnom

Entry/Admission - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Entry/Admission - Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

Entry/Admission - Wat Ounalom

Entry/Admission - Russian Market

Exclusions

Personal expenses

Food

Any item not included in inclusions

Gratitude

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 10 people per booking

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-Feb-2020

    Our guide was fantastic. He has a rich knowledge of Cambodia's history and gave us valuable insights. The tour was 6 hours but it went by so quickly thanks to the amazing guide. Thank you. Chris and David

  • 07-Mar-2018

    Wonderful tour with an amazing tour guide Dara. Although the killing fields and S21 interrogation school is very harrowing to view it is a huge part of Cambodia's history and Dara did not hold back on answering some very personal questions regarding his family's history as well as the history of the country. All of the sites from the Royal Palace through to Wat Phnom were interesting and unique and having Dara as our guide added a greater depth of understanding. As we are not shoppers we skipped the markets and spent more time at other sites plus a great cafe for lunch - Browns Coffee Cafe. We have never had a personal guide for tours before but were pleased we spent the extra for this tour especially been able to have Dara as our guide. Highly recommended.

  • 18-Dec-2017

    This tour was a nice way of placing most of the sights in Phnom penn together but I felt my tour guide didn't give us the story behind the s21 prison and left us to see the national museum on our own. We had to hire headsets to get an overview of what we were seeing which cost us an extra 5 each when we should have been told by our guide the history of the artefacts we were seeing. In the S21 prison we even missed a whole floor of important information in relation to the Khmer rouge crimes as we were told there was nothing to see there. As we didn't get the information of the crimes committed and the details we needed to understand the atrocities we ended up spending extra time in the prison to read the boards as the guide was not giving us the information. When probed about simple questions she managed to give us inaccurate information which led us to think she was not knowledgable in the attractions we were seeing. We were told there was not enough time to see the Russian market because we had spent a little longer in S21! A bit overpriced for what it is.

  • 11-Dec-2017

    My tour guide Dara was amazing! Thanks Dara! Highly recommended!

  • 04-Dec-2017

    Our tour guide Mr Pheakday was very informative, very helpful and a pleasure to be around. This was a very emotionally tough day, the tour is full of sorrow and brutality however it is important to see and make sure we do not repeat such mistakes. The tour was well organised and very packed full of different sites.

  • 20-Jun-2017

    This tour was great. Our tour guide was Chanseng. His knowledge of history was phenomenal and his English was amazing. We learned so much about Cambodia's rich history and its culture. Chanseng went above and beyond with recommendations for other tours and sightseeing opportunities. Would most definitely use again and will ask for Chanseng by name when we return.

  • 25-May-2017

    A long, exhausting and at times emotional tour but one not to be missed. Visiting the Killing Fields and S21 Prison was an opportunity to see first hand what we had only read about or seen on TV and hearing in detail what actually happened was very emotive. But it is history that we need to know and learn about and all credit to Cambodia for not glossing over it or trying to hide their recent history in an effort to reduce the likelihood of such a terrible atrocity ever happening again. A big thank you to our guide Sing for his superb knowledge of the sites visited and the very patient way in which he steered us around the sites including Royal Palace, Wat Phnom, Silver Pagoda Temple etc. A definite 12 out of 10!!!

  • 23-May-2017

    I would highly recommend this tour. My tour guide, Mr Sing was fanatsic! He spoke great English and had extensive knowledge of all the sites we visited and he even helped me find vegetarian food for lunch. I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn about everything Phnom Penh has to offer.

  • 22-May-2017

    Our tour was great. Saw most of the highlights of Phnom Pehn and our tourguide was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.

  • 21-Apr-2017

    JinnaJenna was an amazing private tour guide. She was so full of knowledge and made the tour exciting. I highly recommend doing this tour. Saw everything I could have possibly wanted on a short stay in Phnom Penh

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