Royal Palace of Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Sightseeing

Departure
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Highlights
Pay a visit to the Royal Palace and the National Museum.
Marvel at the Silver Pagoda, a religious building with silver floor tiles.
Get an overall view the of Phnom Penh city from Wat Phnom.
Itinerary Details
In the morning, the professional guide and driver will pick you up at the appointed time from your hotel. Then you will be transferred to the Royal Palace and start Phnom Penh day tour there. The palace is located in the center of the city and its construction work lasted from 1866 to 1870. This splendent palace complex is of typical traditional Khmer style and strong religious characteristics. Most of the buildings in the palace are white and yellow, and these two colors symbolize the Brahmanism and Buddhism respectively. There are tall minarets built at the center of the roofs. The whole building is shining under the sunlight with aesthetic appearance. After that, you will be guided to the nearby Silver Pagoda. It was so named because the floor was paved by 5,329 pieces of silver bricks and the total weight is almost 5 tons. Besides, a large number of national treasures are collected inside the pagoda, and it is also a place for people to worship the well-known huge jade Buddha. There is also a golden Buddha statue built to commemorate the King Sisowath Monivong. It was made of 18k gold, and there are 9,584 diamonds embedded on its body.
  • Royal Garden, Phnom Penh
    Royal Palace, Phnom Penh
  • National Museum of Cambodia
    National Museum of Cambodia
Then we will pay a visit to the National Museum, which is located close to the northern gate of Royal Palace. Built in 1913, it collects thousands of rare items from the 4th to the 10th century, such as precious handicrafts and carving arts of Angkor Dynasty (802 - 1431), exquisite photographs of Angkor, as well as plenty of genuine sculptures discovered at Angkor Wat. There is a small pavilion in the middle of this exquisite museum used to worship a deity, and the pavilion is surrounded by four man-made lotus pools.

The next stop of our Phnom Penh city tour is the Wat Phnom, which was built in 1372. This temple is the highest religious building in Phnom Penh City, so you can overlook the whole city from there. Standing on the top of the mountain, Wat Phnom has very distinguishing and pretty frescos on the walls.

After that, our guide will take you to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. This place was originally built as a senior school, and was then turned into a camp to hold prisoners. Tens of thousands of intellectuals, civilians, women and children were imprisoned and tortured to death over there. Horrified torture equipments and historical records there can let you have a better understanding of the murderous Khmer Rouge (1975 - 1979). Getting out of the impressed museum, we will go to the last stop of today's day trips from Phnom Penh, Killing Fields of Choeung EK. It was constructed by the Khmer Rouge as a terroristic concentration camp. People built a pagoda here in 1988 and skulls of victims are displayed there.

After finishing this Phnom Penh day trip, our guide and driver will send you back to your hotel. If you want to extend your tour in Cambodia, please consult us freely. We will be glad to help.
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars.
  • Any parts of the itinerary can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of English speaking guide per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Cambodia.
  • Accommodation and meals.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Cambodia Visa Fee.
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  • Ukeme Silva from AustraliaPosted on November 28, 2019
    The service of the tour guide was very attentive. Our flight was delayed resulting in a delay of several hours of our trip. After negotiation, it was finally settled smoothly.
    We still sightsaw all the spots. Thank you for your professional explanation and we loved this 1 day Cambodia Phnom Penh tour!
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  • Galloway from MalaysiaPosted on October 29, 2019
    The resplendent palace complex was a perfect start for my Phnom Penh day tour! I could feel the strong religious characteristics from those ancient buildings. National Museum collected thousands of rare handicrafts and carving arts.
    We also visited the Genocide Museum where we felt the history of murderous Khmer Rouge. It was an impressive trip and the Cambodian people also impressed me deeply. They were so kind and simple.
    Our guide was quite careful and patient to share the facts of Cambodia with us. Strongly recommend the day tour to Phnom Penh!
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  • Jessica Gutting from the UKPosted on October 05, 2019
    The introductions of tour guide were very professional! The attractions were great and worth seeing!
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  • Stephanie Imbelloni from ItalyPosted on September 02, 2019
    This resplendent palace was really eye-catching with strong religious characteristics!
    The schedule was very tight but full. National Museum collected thousands of precious handicrafts and carving arts, which was eye-opening!
    This was an exceptional one-day Cambodia Phnom Penh private tour!
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  • Carlos from USAPosted on July 25, 2019
    During our day trip to Phnom Penh, we saw many scenic spots including resplendent Royal Palace, luxurious Silver Pagoda, and priceless National Museum, Wat Phnom, Genocide Museum, Killing Fields. Guide’s excellent explanations helped us to know more facts about religions and the history of Khmer civilization. It was an unforgettable Phnom Penh day tour!!
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  • Ernesto Sanders from SpainPosted on April 08, 2019
    The tour guide’s explanation was quite professional with clear English. The historical stories of each scenic spot were introduced in detail. Royal Palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom, Genocide Museum and Killing Fields all impressed me deeply. We learned the glorious and brutal Khmer Rouge well. What an unforgettable Phnom Penh day tour!!
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