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Phnom Penh Highlights Day Tour from River Cruise Port

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Phnom Penh, KH
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Phnom Penh Highlights Day Tour from River Cruise Port

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Phnom Penh, KH
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Experience the highlights of Phnom Penh on an exciting day tour from the River Cruise Port. Explore the magnificent Royal Palace of Cambodia and marvel at its stunning Khmer architecture. Visit the Silver Pagoda, with its impressive 5,329 silver tiles, and learn about the history of the Khmer kings. Discover the dark past of the Khmer Rouge at the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum, where you can see exhibits that tell the stories of the prisoners who were tortured and executed. Then, visit the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, a memorial dedicated to the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime. As you return to the city center, enjoy breathtaking views of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River Side. This day tour offers a fascinating glimpse into Cambodia's history and culture.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the stunning Royal Palace
  • Discover the 5,329 silver tiles of the Silver Pagoda
  • Learn about the history at the Tuol Sleng Museum
  • Visit the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River Side
  • Air Conditioned Vehicle during tour or by Tuk Tuk
  • All entrance tickets
  • Cold bottled water during tours
  • Private Tours
  • River Cruise pick-up and drop-off (Phnom Penh Cruise Port)
  • Local Live English Speaking Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

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Introduction

The Phnom Penh Highlights Day Tour from River Cruise Port offers a fascinating exploration of the grand palaces, pagodas, and historical landmarks of Phnom Penh. This private tour is designed to provide a memorable and immersive experience, allowing you to discover the rich cultural heritage and turbulent history of Cambodia's capital city.

What to expect?

During this 360-minute tour, you can expect to visit several key attractions. The tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace, a stunning architectural complex built in 1866. Marvel at the intricate Khmer design and explore the four main compounds that make up the palace. Next, venture to the Silver Pagoda, famous for its floor adorned with 5,329 silver tiles. Discover the rich history of the Khmer kings and immerse yourself in the beauty of the gold and jeweled Buddha statues. The tour also includes a visit to the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum, located in a former high school and telling the haunting story of the Khmer Rouge regime. Finally, venture to the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, where you can pay your respects to the victims of this dark period while learning about Cambodia's resilience and determination to rebuild.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture lovers, and anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Cambodia's past. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or visiting for the first time, this tour offers a comprehensive exploration of Phnom Penh's highlights. It is suitable for individuals, couples, families, and small groups who are eager to delve into the rich heritage and experience the local culture firsthand.

Why book this?

Embark on this captivating tour to gain a profound understanding of Cambodia's historical and cultural significance. Uncover the secrets of the Royal Palace, stand in awe of the Silver Pagoda's beauty, and reflect on the dark past at the Tuol Sleng Museum and Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will provide fascinating insights and narratives, ensuring you grasp the full context and significance of each site. This private tour offers a personalized and intimate experience, allowing you to delve deep into Phnom Penh's past and present.

Good to know

It is important to note that this tour involves visiting emotionally challenging sites related to the Khmer Rouge regime. These experiences may be distressing for some visitors, but they provide an essential opportunity to honor the victims and better comprehend Cambodia's history. The tour includes convenient pickup and drop-off at Phnom Penh Cruise Port, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience.

Reviews

Previous travelers have been captivated by the Phnom Penh Highlights Day Tour. They have praised the knowledgeable guides who bring history to life with their engaging narratives. Visitors have expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Cambodia's past and have left the tour feeling enlightened and moved. The Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Tuol Sleng Museum, and Choeung Ek Genocidal Center have all received rave reviews for their historical significance and powerful impact. Travelers highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in exploring the captivating history and culture of Phnom Penh.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Royal Palace

Today, your friendly professional English Speaking Guide will pick you up from Phnom Penh Tourist Cruise Port that arrives from Vietnam or other destinations, so the pickup time is at your choice in the booking and after pick up, your tour guide will take you to the Royal Palace, built in 1866 by the French after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong. Located on the western banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, the palace complex features stunning Khmer architecture, divided into 4 main compounds.

Admission Included

Silver Pagoda

The grounds of the Palace are also home to the Silver Pagoda, which received its name because its floor is made of 5,329 silver tiles. Learn about the Khmer kings, resident at all times, with the exception of the period when the Khmer Rouge took control in 1975. See gold and jeweled Buddha statues in the Silver Pagoda, and the Angkor Wat style Bell Tower.

Admission Included

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Then, learn about the turbulent years of the Khmer Rouge at the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum. Located in a former high school that was used as the notorious Security Prison 21, the Genocide Museum traces the story of the Killing Fields and the torture and executions that took place from 1975-79. See exhibits that tell the stories of some of the estimated 20,000 prisoners that were killed.

Admission Included

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

The peaceful stretch of green fields of Cheung Ek may not indicate what kinds of horrors have taken place there. Situated 17km from Phnom Penh town, Cheung Ek was made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. Nowadays, a large memorial has been built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died here under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. The remnants inside the memorial and the mass graves that dot the area remind you of the suffering of the victims. This journey into Cambodia’s past will provide you with a background on the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime. It will also give you an appreciation of the struggle that Cambodian people have faced and their tremendous courage to move on and rebuild their nation. Return to the city center and get stunning views of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River Side before tour ends. This tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel or any requested drop off point within the city center.

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Reviews

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5 (1)

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- GESLOTEN TOT ? - Het paleis is gesloten en zo ook de zilveren pagode. De boedha met de diamanten bevindt zich in het paleis. Wij hadden het graag gezien, helaas pindakaas!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-18 08:23