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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour

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  • 8 hr

Spend the day learning about Phnom Penh's past and present. Delve into the region's dark history and how it has shaped into the Cambodia of today. Visit somber locations made infamous by the Khmer Rouge and learn about the current politics that continue to move this country. Then, get out of the capital to visit an island on the Mekong, where you'll experience the local way of life along the river.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: National Museum of Cambodia, Preah Ang Eng St. (13), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Before departure, we will meet up with the group at the entrance of the National Museum. The trip will depart at 8:00 AM with the air condition vehicle.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Corner of Street 113 & St 350 History Museum, Phnom Penh 12304 Cambodia

You’ll take a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school that served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre. The site is a former secondary school which was used as Security Prison 21 by the Khmer Rouge regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, Roluos Village, Sangkat Cheung Aek, Phnom Penh Cambodia

Choeung Ek is the site of a former orchard and mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge - killed between 1975 and 1979 - about 17 kilometres south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is the best-known of the sites known as The Killing Fields, where the Khmer Rouge regime executed over one million people between 1975 and 1979.
After enjoying a Khmer lunch at an NGO training restaurant

Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes

Stop At: Silk Island, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Next on your silk island, you’ll travel by moto-remork (a Cambodian tuk-tuk) and head out of Phnom Penh on the Japanese Friendship Bridge before catching a ferry across the mighty Mekong River. On the way, we will see real life and the way how our countryside people live.
On the way, we will stop at the Buddhist Monastery where we will hear about Theravada Buddhism, the Cambodian state religion since the 13th century.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: THE SILK HOUSE, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The island is famous for silk weaving, agriculture, and aquaculture (85% of residents earn their living from these industries). We'll stop to see the silk weavers at work in the village, where you can purchase some of the local products if you wish.
Form the last stop above, we will head back to the city to start our boarding a boat to enjoy the sunset from the water at the junction of the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap, and the mighty Mekong. You’ll see the distinctive architecture of Cambodia, with Khmer-influenced buildings such as Wat Ounalom, the Royal Palace, and the Silver Pagoda, as well as French colonial buildings from the river.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes