City tour of Charming Phnom Penh

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

tour highlights

Visit the important temple of Wat Phnom
  • Admire the Royal Palace and its peaceful garden
  • See the Silver Pagoda and its incredible silver-tiled floor
  • Explore the National Museum and its exhibits
  • Observe incredible, historic works of Khmer art

tour details

Cambodia’s vibrant and charming capital is a must-see for any visitor to the country. We’ll first visit the city’s namesake, Wat Phnom, built to house Buddhist relics washed ashore by the river. We’ll then head to the Royal Palace where you’ll see the different structures of this pagoda-style compound and take a stroll through its beautiful garden. Next we’ll visit the Silver Pagoda and the 5,000 silver tiles of its floor. You’ll also see a gold Buddha, encrusted with 9,584 diamonds and a small emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. We’ll continue to the nearby National museum, an exceptional example of traditional architecture. It is devoted to preserving and displaying khmer art and sculptures and is home to hundreds of some of the most spectacular pre- and post-Angkorian pieces.

tour description

Begin your tour of this charming capital with a visit to the city's namesake, Wat Phnom. Founded in 1373, the pagoda was built to house Buddhist relics washed ashore by the river.
Visit the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. See the different structures of this pagoda-style compound and stroll in its beautiful garden.
Visit the Silver Pagoda so named because of its floor that is comprised of 5,000 silver tiles. A gold Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha are also housed here.
Continue to the nearby National Museum. Built in 1917 it is an exceptional example of traditional architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and displaying Khmer art and sculptures. Hundreds of pieces are housed here including both pre-and post-Angkorian pieces.
Note: National Museum, Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace are open every day. However, the Silver Pagoda and the Royal Palace may be closed without prior notice while H.M. the King is in the residence.

includes

  • Private transportation
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • English-speaking locally-stationed guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements)
  • Bottled water and cold towels

excludes

  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditures such as drinks, souvenirs, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Tour code: PNHDPCTT

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