Tour code: 20180918-304
Location starting: Cambodia
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Pick-up time will be variable between 07:30 and 08:30. Being ready from 07:30 is recommended so that you will be ready to go as soon as your guide arrives.
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Enjoy a small group historical and cultural tour of Phnom Penh
Hear the stories of the darkest period in Cambodia's tragic history
Visit Tuol Sleng Silver Pagoda, Genocide Museum and Royal Palace
See the Killing Fields at Choeung Ek located south of Phnom Penh
Today, you will join a small group tour and start with a pick-up from a few different hotels. After picking up everyone for the tour, your guide will take you to the Royal Palace built in 1866 by the French after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong.
Located on the western banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, the palace complex features stunning Khmer architecture, divided into 4 main compounds. The grounds of the palace are also home to the Silver Pagoda, which received its name because its floor is made of 5,329 silver tiles. Learn about the Khmer kings, resident at all times, with the exception of the period when the Khmer Rouge took control in 1975. See gold and jeweled Buddha statues in the Silver Pagoda, and the Angkor Wat style Bell Tower.
Then, learn about the turbulent years of the Khmer Rouge at the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum. Located in a former high school that was used as the notorious Security Prison 21, the Genocide Museum traces the story of the Killing Fields and the torture and executions that took place from 1975-79. See exhibits that tell the stories of some of the estimated 20,000 prisoners that were killed. Return to the city center and get stunning views of the Tonle Sap and Mekong riverside before the tour ends. This tour will conclude with a return transfer to your hotel or any requested drop-off point within the city center.