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Royal Palace Tours

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Royal Palace
The official home of Cambodian royals is located in the heart of Phnom Penh, where the gilded rooflines of the Royal Palace preside over manicured grounds. It’s a gem of Khmer architecture and one of the city’s most popular sites. Follow in royal footsteps as you explore the intricate Throne Hall, visit the Silver Pagoda, and more.
 
The Basics
While there are many buildings inside the Royal Palace compound, the main tourist attractions are the Throne Hall—where Cambodian kings are crowned—and a few surrounding buildings. On the southern edge of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo) is another highlight. Also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Silver Pagoda houses images of the Buddha made with precious metals, crystal, and gemstones.

To understand the significance of the site more fully, hire a guide or join a tour; the Royal Palace includes few interpretive signs for visitors. Many guided city tours feature the palace as an included stop.
 
Things to Know Before You Go 
  • The Royal Dance Troupe sometimes performs at the open-air theater in the coronation hall.
  • If you’re planning to take photos, you may need to pay a camera fee upon arrival.
  • Credit cards are not accepted at the ticket office, so bring cash. A handful of ATMs are located within walking distance.
 
How to Get There
The Royal Palace is centrally located near Sisowath Quay, walking distance from many hotels and top attractions in Phnom Penh. If you’re coming from farther afield, consider taking a cyclo, or bicycle rickshaw, which is used most often when traveling short distances. Alternatives include motorcycle-powered tuk-tuks and enclosed taxis; be sure to negotiate the price before departure.
 
When to Get There
The Royal Palace is open daily from 7:30–11am and 2–5pm. To avoid crowds and steamy afternoon temperatures, visit when the Royal Palace first opens. Since the east-facing palace complex catches great light in the mornings, that’s also the best time for photography.

What to Wear to the Royal Palace 
Modest dress is required for men and women at the Royal Palace, which means covering knees and elbows. Shirts are usually available for sale near the entry point. Keep in mind that shawls may not be considered sufficient coverage if you’re wearing something skimpier beneath. In some areas of the Royal Palace, guests must remove footwear; plan ahead by wearing shoes that are easy to slip on and off throughout your visit.
Address: Samdech Sothearos Boulevard, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Admission: Varies
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Sunset Cruise with Optional Buffet Dinner from Phnom Penh

Sunset Cruise with Optional Buffet Dinner from Phnom Penh

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See the capital at its most magical as you glide past the glittering Phnom Penh skyline on this 2-hour sunset dinner cruise, including hotel pick-up. Cruise past the Royal Palace, along the Mekong River and through the floating villages of Tonle Sap, then tuck into a delicious BBQ dinner on-board. Finally, sip a complimentary cocktail as you watch the sunset over Phnom Penh and Silk Island.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.42
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$16.42

Full Tour in Phnom Penh City

Full Tour in Phnom Penh City

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You will learn about the past and present of Phnom Penh city. The history of capital, region, culture, traditional of Cambodia. Then, get out of the capital to visit an island on the Mekong river, where you'll experience the local way of life along the river. We tour only small group max 2-5 people Our tour transportation by Khmer tuk tuk, AC car (pick up-Drop off at Hotel, Place to place) If have other travelers join on the tour the transportation will be share equal for driver. Have any question please inbox me or Whatsapp my number on your confirm booking. I will answer as soon as I can
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.00
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$19.00

Silk Island Half-Day Lunch Cruise and Tour from Phnom Penh

Silk Island Half-Day Lunch Cruise and Tour from Phnom Penh

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Escape the city for a scenic half-day cruise to the Silk Island from Phnom Penh, including hotel pick-up. Sail past the floating villages and fishing farms of the Mekong River, as you sip cocktails and tuck into a delicious BBQ lunch (included) on-board. After docking on the island, get a taste of local life as you visit the temples, silk plantations and villages, then learn about the island’s silk production as you tour a silk farm.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.79
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$28.79

Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours

Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours

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Phnom Penh is considered among Cambodia’s must-see cities, but exploring solo means missing its hidden treasures and troubled past. On this tour, begin with a pickup at your Phnom Penh hotel and explore the city with your guide. Hear the secrets behind top attractions like the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom, and explore the infamous Killing Fields—where Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge history is brought into sharp focus.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.00
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$87.00
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Phnom Penh Vital Discovery-Full Day Tour (Including all services)

Phnom Penh Vital Discovery-Full Day Tour (Including all services)

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Phnom Penh Discovery Tour ( Including all services) is one of the best tour arrangements in Cambodia. Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace known as the resident of Cambodia King and see the beautiful inside the Silver Pagoda. Then, climb up to the hilltop Wat Phnom by the foundation of the city. At afternoon, lunch at local restaurant. After having lunch, move to Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) and Killing Field established by the Khmer Rouge regime. Along the way to Killing Field and S21 ,you will see the Independence Monument which was build in 1958 by Father King Norodom Sihanouk. We provide you with many time options, so you can select one to accommodate your tour.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.00
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$83.00
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Phnom Penh Sunset Cruise Including BBQ and Drinks

Phnom Penh Sunset Cruise Including BBQ and Drinks

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Experience the Cambodian capital at its most atmospheric on this 2.5-hour sunset cruise from Phnom Penh, including hotel pick-up. Sail out of the city for a scenic cruise along the Tonle Sap lake and Mekong Rivers, and watch the sunset over landmarks like the Royal Palace and the floating villages of the Mekong. Finally, tuck into a delicious BBQ dinner on-board and enjoy unlimited drinks as you glide past the illuminated city skyline.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$26.67
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$26.67

Full-Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour

Full-Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day private tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace, visit the National Museum, and climb to the hilltop Wat Phnom. Then learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) established by the Khmer Rouge regime. Your personal guide shares insightful commentary on a visit to the Killing Fields at Choeng Ek. Lunch and a market tour are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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$74.00

Phnom Penh Private Half-Day City Tour

Phnom Penh Private Half-Day City Tour

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Get your bearings in Cambodia's bustling capital on a half-day, private tour of top Phnom Penh highlights. You'll see the National Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and more, learning about local culture and history along the way. Visiting Phnom Penh with a private guide means the flexibility to explore at your own pace, whether you're browsing ancient artwork, paying your respects to a solid gold Buddha statue, or strolling the winding paths of Wat Phnom with a crowd of locals.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.93
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$76.93
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day

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Take in the highlights of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, on this full-day private tour. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide and an itinerary customised to your preferences, stopping at attractions including the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and the Russian Museum. Also included is a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Choeung Ek Memorial to learn more about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia’s dark past.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.42
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$156.42
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Excursion Phnom Penh Full Days Private Tours

Excursion Phnom Penh Full Days Private Tours

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Excursion Phnom Penh full day private tours is the best tours choice in Phnom Penh of the most popular attractions in Phnom Penh as Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum , Wat Oudnaloum, Independence Monument, Cheung Ek Killing Field, Russian Market and Central Market.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours ( Entrace fees included)

Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours ( Entrace fees included)

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Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day private tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace known as the resident of Cambodia King, and climb to the hilltop Wat Phnom by the foundation of the city. It was established in 1443 and consists of 44 structures.Then learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) and Killing Field Khmer Rouge regime.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.99
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$88.99
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Half-Day Phnom Penh City Tours

Half-Day Phnom Penh City Tours

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Option One- Filling Field, Toul Sleng Museum, Independent Monument. Start your half day tour from your hotel and move straight to Killing Filed where 20,000 people where taken to kill at there. Then, move back to Tuol Sleng Museum where people where taken to detain and torture during Khmer Rouge. At the last, enjoy your shopping at local market, and see around the Independent Monument along the way the market. Option Two- Royal Place, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, National Museum, Independent Monument, Explore Phnom Penh on a half-day tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace known as the resident of Cambodia King and Silver Pagoda to see the beautiful temples.Then, we continuous to National Museum where built in 1917 and placed more 5000 artifices. After that, move to Wat Phnom where is the foundation of Phnom Penh. Last bu not least, take a window shopping at the local market, and see around the Independent Monument along the way the market.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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A Day Tour in Capital Phnom Penh City

A Day Tour in Capital Phnom Penh City

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This tour will discover capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Visit the Cambodian king's residence. Then visit the National Museum all culture we have from 6th-13th century. After we will grab local lunch at Local restaurant. then countaiue to birth place of capital Wat Phnom. Then move next stop at S21 Genocide Museum and killing fields Choueng Ek.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29

Private Half Day Tour to ROYAL PALACE – NATIONAL MUSEUM

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Private Half Day Tour to ROYAL PALACE – NATIONAL MUSEUM

We explore the stunning Royal Palace complex. We enter the Throne Hall where the royal receptions are held and the Cambodian king's coronation took place. We then pass the Napoleon III Pavilion made from iron, a gift from the French emperor in the 19th century.We continue to the Silver Pagoda, named after the 5000 silver tiles covering the floor, each weighing 1kg. Inside are some of the country's most cherished treasures, including a life-size gold Buddha studded with 9584 diamonds, the largest weighing 25 carats. We leave the Royal Palace and continue to the nearby National Museum, home to the world's finest collection of sculpture from the Angkor period. The exquisite building was completed between 1917 and 1920 and features a lush courtyard garden surrounded by collections from the pre-Angkor, Angkor and post-Angkor periods. We concentrate on the incredible sandstone sculpture from Angkor, as well as the intricate bronzes.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.61
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$123.08
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$104.61
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$123.08
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Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tour with S21 and Killing Field and the Royal Palace

Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tour with S21 and Killing Field and the Royal Palace

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Discover Phnom Penh’s significant historical and cultural sites on this all-day tour. The itinerary includes visits to the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, followed by the National Museum. Then, head to the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school that became a prison and interrogation facility when the Khmer Rouge were in power. The tour ends with a stop at the “Killing Fields” where many Cambodians perished under the Khmer Rouge regime.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.72
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$68.72
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Full-day Private Phnom Penh National Museum and Royal Palace Tour

Full-day Private Phnom Penh National Museum and Royal Palace Tour

The National Museum and the Royal Palace are two of Phnom Penh’s most visited attractions, and this private tour takes in both in one day. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance and a guided tour of the grand palace, including the throne room and the Silver Pagoda, then marvel at ancient Khmer art at the National Museum.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.62
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$134.62
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Phnom Penh 1day Car Charter City Tour English Driver

Phnom Penh 1day Car Charter City Tour English Driver

-All Cars has Insurance -Experience drivers -English driver -Clean and Quality Car -Customer Service supports
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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$46.16
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Half Day Private Tour in Phnom Penh

Half Day Private Tour in Phnom Penh

Pick up at hotel’s lobby and head to visit Royal Palace, the residence of majesty King Sihanomoni live. The royal palace was built in 1866, consists with spectaculars Khmer style buildings. Start to explore those spectacular modern temples including the Moonlight Pavilion, the throne hall, the brown palace, Napolean III temple and continue to see the silver pagoda, the temple of the emerald buddha and the over 5,300 silver tiles is. Continue to Wat Phnom park, the landmark of Phnom Penh capital city and the origin capital city Phnom Penh comes from since 1472. Explore the park and the monastery to learn how the Daun Penh legendary has been told since the past. Head to river site and begin your amazing sunset cruise tour along the majestic river. Relax and enjoy the remarkable city sunset, explore the river bank lifestyle, royal palace view, Diamond island view, the fishing village of the Cambodian Muslim and the two sites between city and countryside. Have fun until back to hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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$46.16

Half-Day Phnom Penh City Tour

Half-Day Phnom Penh City Tour

We start our tour of this charming capital with a visit to the city’s namesake, Wat Phnom. It was the birthplace of Phnom Penh Capital. Then, we continue to visit the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. The palace consists of many beautiful temples, especially the Silver Pagoda. Visit the Silver Pagoda so named because of it’s floor that is comprised of 5,000 silver tiles. There is an Emerald Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds. Next, we visit National Museum exhibits hundreds of pieces are housed here including both pre-and post-Angkorian pieces.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.88
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$44.88
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Phnom Penh: Private Half day Phnom Penh City Tour

Phnom Penh: Private Half day Phnom Penh City Tour

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With so much to see and do in the Cambodian capital, a private tour ensures that you maximize your time and spend longer at the sights that interest you most. On this half-day tour, explore the magnificent Royal Palace and the National Museum, marvel at the diamond-encrusted Buddha in the Silver Pagoda, and visit Wat Phnom and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

The Ultimate Day in Phnom Penh SMALL GROUP TOUR including, deluxe lunch

The Ultimate Day in Phnom Penh SMALL GROUP TOUR including, deluxe lunch

Explore all of Phnom Penh’s most famous neighborhoods. Enjoy a relaxing lunch in the charming, colonial villa. This Phnom Penh tour is our most popular and top-rated, because you get to see our beautiful City with a local guide. If you’re only in town for a short time and want to see as much as possible, this is the best tour you will find! 8:00-8:30 – Pick up from your hotel 8:30-10:00– Explore Phnom Penh BEST attraction! Visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, and see incredible sights such as a Baccarat crystal Buddha and another made of gold and diamonds. 10:00-11:00– Explore National Museum! Visit the National Museum view the world's premier collection of ancient Khmer sculpture and artifacts. 11:00-12:15 – Explore Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum S21 Learn about Cambodia's more recent history during a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. 12:30-14:00 – Lunch at Romdeng. A true taste of Cambodia training restaurant serves Cambodian food 14:00 –Return to your hotel
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$88.21
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$88.21

Phnom Penh City Tour

Phnom Penh City Tour

Spend a lovely day to learn sobering history and also explore modern city. First visit Wat Phnom where is one of Phnom Penh landmarks. Next visit stunning Royal Palace to take spectacular view of Royal residence as well as Silver Pagoda before moving to National Museum. In afternoon witnessing the country’s bloody period with full of sadness to visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. End your day with a quick visit at colorful Central market.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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$102.57

Full-Day Amazing Phnom Penh City Tours

Full-Day Amazing Phnom Penh City Tours

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Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace known as the resident of Cambodia King and Silver Pagoda.Then learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) and Killing Filed were established by the Khmer Rouge regime. At the end, you will see the Independence Monument of Cambodia which was built by Former Father Kind of Cambodia in 1958 and shopping at Russian Local Market where a lot of local products.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.18
Price varies by group size
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$87.18
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour with Mekong River Boat Trip

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour with Mekong River Boat Trip

Immerse yourself in Phnom Penh on this all-day private tour. Visit the Cambodian city’s top attractions such as the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Cambodia's National Museum, and Wat Phnom. Plus, take a boat ride down the Mekong River to a working silk farm known as the Heng Naysim Traditional Cambodian Weaving House where you will see how silk is made, as well as have the chance to purchase products.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$192.31
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$192.31
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