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Phnom Penh Small Group City Tour

Product ID: 147027
Visit the highlights of Phnom Penh and learn the turbulent history of Cambodia at monuments such as the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Genocide Museum, and notorious Killing Fields.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup possible from your hotel on request.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a historical and cultural tour of Phnom Penh
  • Hear stories of the darkest period in Cambodia's tragic history
  • Visit Tuol Sleng Silver Pagoda, the Genocide Museum, and Royal Palace
  • See the infamous Killing Fields at Choeung Ek, just south of Phnom Penh
  • Enjoy a small-group tour for a more personalized experience
Full description
See the highlights of Phnom Penh and learn more about the history of Cambodia, starting with the Royal Palace, built by the French in 1866 after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong.

Explore the palace complex to admire the Khmer architecture on the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River. See the magnificent Silver Pagoda made of 5,329 silver tiles, and hear about different Khmer kings, resident at all times, except during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Gaze in awe at the jeweled Buddha statues and the Angkor Wat-style Bell Tower.

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. See exhibits that tell the stories of some of the estimated 20,000 prisoners murdered and dumped on the notorious Killing Fields.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small group tour of no more than 12 people
  • Transportation by shared tuk tuk (1 to 3 people) or air-conditioned vehicle (4 or more people)
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Cold bottled water
  • All visits as per the itinerary
What’s Not Included
  • All entrance fees (Genocide Museum, US$5 per person; Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, US$10 per person; Killing Fields, US$3 per person
  • Audio guide
  • Visa
  • Accommodation
  • Foods and drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Other personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• A small amount of walking is involved
• It is not recommended that children visit the Killing Fields and S-21 (Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum)
• This tour is wheelchair accessible. If assistance is required, passengers must have their own caretaker
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed, and knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 67 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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It ended up being a personal tour. I was driven by Tuk Tuk to sights such as Wat Phnom, an Golden Temples. Visiting the Killing Fields, and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, while somewhat difficult to grasp, are important sights to see in Phnom Penh. I had a great time on the tour, the driver was fantastic. Just experiencing the city in that way was incredible. Thanks!

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March 18, 2020

The tour guide Sorl was a responsible, cheerful and nice guy. He tired his best to explain everything to us (though we could not really understand him half the time) I thought the price for the city tour was rather high given that we had to pay all the entrance fees to royal palace, the S21 prison, & killing field. Meals was also not included. So what we paid was mainly for the transportation, which is not very expensive in Phnom Penh, and the tour guide.

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November 29, 2019

My guide, Mr Oung Syphat was right on time to pick me up, in fact early. We walked from my hotel to the royal palace (across the street) and began our expertly guided tour. We then went from the Royal Palace to the killing field by tuk tuk where Oung had first hand and deep knowledge on the genocide, being a victim of the Khmer Rouges brutal regime himself. From there we visited s21 and Oung was extremely insightful, pointing out things I should photograph and panels that I should read inside the museum. From there we had lunch at a traditional Khmer establishment and Oung then offered to bring me to some additional places like the central market and a temple. He was extremely knowledgeable and very professional.

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October 28, 2019

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Green Era Travel

Product ID: 147027