Phnom Penh City Tour by Tuk Tuk

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

tour highlights

Explore the significant buildings of Phnom Penh
  • See Wat Phnom and its statue-guarded entrance
  • Visit the beautiful Silver Pagoda with its silver tiles
  • Admire gorgeous gold and emerald Buddha statues
  • View spectacular exhibits of Khmer art

tour details

Driving through Phnom Penh by Tuk Tuk is one of the most interesting ways of exploring Cambodia’s vibrant capital. We’ll head to Wat Phnom, a site of legend, with an entrance guarded by statues of creatures both mythical and real. Next, we’ll head to the Royal Palace, a striking building near the riverfront featuring classic Khmer style designs. Within the Royal Palace, we’ll head to the extravagant Silver Pagoda with a floor comprised of thousands of silver tiles. Here, you’ll also see a gold, diamond-encrusted Buddha and an emerald and crystal Buddha. Finally, we’ll visit the National Museum where you’ll explore Cambodia’s cultural history and see some of the most exquisite pieces of Khmer art and sculpture. You can also take a peaceful stroll through the museum’s beautiful gardens.

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.


  • 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


  • 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: PNHDPTUK

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