Phnom Penh's Past - Small Group Tour
- Duration: 4 hours
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We were a really small 5 people group. Our guide was knowledgeable, but her english was not so good, so she used rather simple words. She said it was her first tour and an only-guide... Started with the killing fields. I think we could have stayed a little longer in the field as it was very rushed. (There are bones and skulls displayed and other stuff, so it's really not for something everyone). Afterwards we had some rice-flour based snacks and a cold drinking coconut there, that was delicious. Then the museum, also a little rushed but very informative. We had an old and noisy bus but AC was working and not set too cold. I would do it again.
We had a fascinating evening with Neang riding tuk tuk between food markets, restaurants and stalls. Neang was very friendly, spoke excellent English with a good sense of humor and he answered our questions as we eagerly tried the different local delicacies. We even tried a few unusual things (insects and durian) that we wouldn't normally eat. We highly recommend this tour as an easy way to experience real Cambodian cuisine and culture.
As I was the only participant the small group tour turned into a private one. My guide had excellent english and she was very knowledgeable about cambodian history, and particularly that of the Khmer Rouge. Additionally, she shared some informations about the present of Cambodia that was very interesting.
Nic was a lot of fun as she led us around the city, sampling delicious food! Trying street food in an unfamiliar area with an unfamiliar language can be intimidating, & this tour was a perfect introduction!
Out tour guide was Neang. He was an awesome guide very informative and answered all questions we had. Also even gave us the scoop on things happening around the country.