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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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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
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$95.00
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$95.00
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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

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

Phnom Penh Small Group City Tour, Silver Pagoda,Genocide Museum, Killing Fields

Phnom Penh Small Group City Tour, Silver Pagoda,Genocide Museum, Killing Fields

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If you’ve only got limited time in Cambodia’s capital, maximize every minute on a full-day sightseeing tour that reveals the highlights of Phnom Penh and provides a comprehensive introduction for first-time visitors. In a small group limited to 12, you’ll travel between the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Royal Palace, and more without getting lost or having to navigate public transport.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.67
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$45.67
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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. At the end, free you own time by shopping at Central Market where thousand goods are sold at there. 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
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$83.00
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$83.00
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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
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$156.42
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$156.42
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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
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$87.00
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$87.00
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Full-Day Phnom Penh City & Silk Island with a local Tuk Tuk Tours

Full-Day Phnom Penh City & Silk Island with a local Tuk Tuk Tours

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The hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh can be overwhelming at the best of times. Take a break and head north to the rural Silk Island on this quiet full-day Tuk Tuk tour. We will first discover the rhythms of Cambodian life away from the city. Try your hand at farming at a local farm, visit traditional silk weavers and learn about their work, and walk around the island’s tiny villages and unbaked countryside at your own pace. Then we will come back to the city to discover Wat Phnom Duan Penh where were built in 1372 and known as the foundation of the city. At the end of tour, we will move to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda where are the complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00
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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

Essential Phnom Penh by Cyclo

Essential Phnom Penh by Cyclo

Step into a traditional, bicycle-powered cyclo for a half-day tour of Phnom Penh that includes the Royal Palace, the National Museum, and Wat Phnom, a historic Buddhist temple that rises from the heart of the city. An eco-friendly alternative to exploring Phnom Penh by car, cyclos also mean cool breezes and unobstructed photo opportunities as you tour Phnom Penh’s historic center with a local guide pedaling behind you.
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  • 4 hours
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$85.90
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$85.90
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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
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$44.88
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$44.88
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Cruise and Dine along the Phnom Penh Skyline

Cruise and Dine along the Phnom Penh Skyline

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Watch the lights of Phnom Penh come up for the night during a 2-hour dinner cruise on the Chaktomuk River. Nibble on a buffet dinner served on board your cruise boat, and pass by top attractions such as the Royal Palace and National Museum. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$47.44
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$47.44
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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
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$75.90
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$75.90

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
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$68.72
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$68.72
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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
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$80.77
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$80.77
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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
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$192.31
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$192.31
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Phnom Penh Private Highlights Tour

Phnom Penh Private Highlights Tour

Skip the tour buses, rowdy groups of strangers and guides reading off a script. On this private tour, get to know Phnom Penh with your own dedicated guide by your side to answer your questions and give you personalized recommendations. Learn about Cambodia’s recent past and pay your respects at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Visit grand local landmarks like Wat Phnom and the Royal Palace. End the day with an easy-going sunset cruise down the Mekong River. Stop for some souvenir-shopping at the city’s mammoth Russian Market Complimentary lunch: sample some delicious Khmer dishes at a local restaurant Private transport provided, with round-trip transfers from your inner-city hotel This tour is designed to be accessible for wheelchair users
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$101.00
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$101.00
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Half Day

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Half Day

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See the sights of Phnom Penh your way during a private half-day tour that’s ideal for first-time visitors seeking a personalized experience. A private guide means you’ll receive undivided attention and have ample times to ask questions, while air-conditioned transport allows you to get between top attractions such as the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom with ease. Plus, convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.21
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$128.21
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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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Phnom Penh Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Tour

Phnom Penh Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Tour

Visit Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum on a tour that’s limited to 10 travelers, ensuring personalized guide service at the two important sites. For a nuanced look at Cambodian history, you'll start with the gleaming architecture of the Royal Palace—still home to Cambodia’s elected monarchy—then visit a once-secret prison where thousands of Cambodians lost their lives under the Khmer Rouge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.49
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$79.49
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4 Hours Private Phnom Penh National Museum and Royal Palace Tour

4 Hours 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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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.62
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$134.62
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Phnom Penh Highlights

Phnom Penh Highlights

If you’ve only got limited time in Phnom Penh, get a comprehensive overview of Cambodia’s capital on a 2-day sightseeing tour that’s ideal for first-time visitors. A guide takes care of all transportation and activities, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the city’s vibrant Khmer culture. Without the hassle of navigation, you’ll travel between must-see sights such as the Royal Palace and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Accommodation is not included.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.77
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$230.77
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5 Days Leisure Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

5 Days Leisure Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

Explore Siem Reap and its ancient temples on this 2-day tour. The itinerary includes stops at Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Ta Prohm, and Angkor Wat Temple, the largest religious monument in the world. Plus, visit the Tonle Sap Lake floating village and one of the killing field memorials. There will also be time allotted to shop.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$429.00
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$429.00
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Full Day Phnom Penh City Private Tour

Full Day Phnom Penh City Private Tour

Join our guide and jump on your air conditioned vehicle to visit Wat Phnom park, the landmark of Phnom Penh capital city and the origin capital city Phnom Penh comes from since 1472. Visit the S-21 or known as genocide museum which a former high school transformed into detention place in 1975 during the Pol Pot regime. Later, continue to Russia market and explore local products. Then, visit the amazing Royal Palace, silver pagoda and other subordination temples and the kind residence. After all, visit the national museum of Cambodia where over thousand of ancient artifacts are displaying. Last, explore the four combination river by taking a private boat tour around. Enjoy your sunset boat tour until transferring back to your hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.26
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