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Wat Phnom Tours

Wat Phnom
Boasting a hilltop location overlooking the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, the Buddhist temple of Wat Phnom is one of Cambodia’s most-visited temples. Originally built in 1373, the sanctuary was reconstructed in 1998 and now provides a place for locals to celebrate Khmer festivals and make sacred offerings.
 
The Basics
Wat Phnom is almost always included on the itinerary of half- or full-day Phnom Penh tours, along with stops at the harrowing Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, and the Royal Palace. If you prefer to customize your own sightseeing itinerary, visit Wat Phnom as part of a hop-on hop-off bus tour; you’ll have the freedom to disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention and travel around in air-conditioned comfort.
 
Things to Know Before You
  • During national holidays, the temple can be very crowded.
  • Watch out for the wild monkeys that like to steal food and bottled drinks.
  • Be mindful of your belongings at busy periods.
  • There’s a small admission fee.
 
How to Get There
Wat Phnom’s close proximity to the US Embassy, the French Colonial post office, and Raffles Hotel on Michael Howe Street makes it an ideal starting point for a tour of the city. The easiest way to reach the temple is by taxi or tuk-tuk, or as part of a guided tour.
 
When to Get There
The temple’s elevated position above the sprawling city makes it a great place to watch the sunset. However, bear in mind that sundown is the busiest time of day. If you want to beat the crowds, head to the temple in the early morning.
 
The Legend of Wat Phnom
Local legend says that in 1373, following a flash flood, a wealthy widow named Daun Chi Penh found four bronze Buddha statues inside of a floating tree on the Tonle Sap River. She rallied the nearby residents and had them create an 88-foot (27-meter) mound, and then erected a shrine on top to hold the Buddhas. The hill is said to be the origin of modern Phnom Penh, which translates as Penh's Hill.
Address: Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
From
$74.00

6-Day Cambodia Tour to Angkor Wat from Phnom Penh by Air

6-Day Cambodia Tour to Angkor Wat from Phnom Penh by Air

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Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Cambodia on a comprehensive 6-day tour of the country’s most spectacular sights. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, delve into the tragic recent history of the country and marvel at its ancient archeological heritage; feel emotionally stirred during a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and memorial site of the infamous Killing Fields; and then board a plane to the charming colonial city of Siem Reap, where the mystifying temples of Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm abound. Enjoy an intimate experience on this small-group tour, on which numbers are limited to 16 people.
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  • 6 days
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$1,280.00
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$1,280.00

Half-Day Royal Palace National Museum Wat Phnom Private Tour

Half-Day Royal Palace National Museum Wat Phnom Private Tour

Today we will start to visit the Royal Palace, the incredible solid silver-floored Silver Pagoda and the National Museum, a treasure chest of Angkorian and pre-Angkorian artifacts. We will find a bustling, multicultural city at the confluence of the historic Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac Rivers. Phnom Penh has many places of exceptional interest for those with time enough to appreciate the city's attractions.Then, We continue our city tour to Wat Phnom pagoda. Back to hotel and drop off.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.00
per group
From
$110.00
per group
Taking safety measures

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
Price varies by group size
From
$95.00
Price varies by group size

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.42
Price varies by group size
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$156.42
Price varies by group size
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.00
Price varies by group size
From
$83.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.00
Price varies by group size
From
$87.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Phnom Penh Icons City Tour

Private Phnom Penh Icons City Tour

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History buffs usually head for Siem Reap, but Cambodia’s capital also has centuries of history to discover. On this full-day private tour, fill in some of the gaps in Cambodia’s story from the mid 14th century to Cambodia’s independence in the 1950s. Your guide moves at your pace on this private tour; with no waiting for anyone else, you’ll see as much of the city’s heritage as possible.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.16
Price varies by group size
From
$91.16
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Phnom Penh Food Tour

Half-Day Phnom Penh Food Tour

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Get the inside scoop on Phnom Penh’s foodie hotspots on this tantalizing half-day tasting tour. Browse the stalls at Pshar Kandal and Pshar Chas markets; visit cafés and restaurants in Phnom Penh’s old French quarter; and seek out the city’s best street food stalls. Along the way, sample an array of specialties including fried noodles, papaya salad and sweet coconut dessert.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
From
$60.00

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
Price varies by group size
From
$128.21
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
Price varies by group size
From
$75.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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
From
$50.26

Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours ( Entrace fees included)

Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours ( Entrace fees included)

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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 known as the resident of Cambodia King, and climb to the hilltop Wat Phnom by the foundation of the city. It was established in 1443 and consists of 44 structures.Then learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) and Killing Field Khmer Rouge regime.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.99
Price varies by group size
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$88.99
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Half Day Phnom Penh Tour by Cyclo

Half Day Phnom Penh Tour 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.90
Price varies by group size
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$85.90
Price varies by group size
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Phnom Penh And Outskirt Private Discovery Tours-two Days

Phnom Penh And Outskirt Private Discovery Tours-two Days

Day 1. After having breakfast, you will go to visit the impressive colorful Khmer-style Royal Palace and Silver pagoda.Then, continue to Wat Phnom Pagoda known as the Buddhist temple Later on, we will go to explore to Independent Monument in the central of City. In the afternoon, we will visit to Choeung Ek Killing Center and Tourl Sleng Prison where between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants detained and tortured at S-21 were transported for the extermination. At the last spot, you go to Central Market is a large market in Phnom Penh. Day 2. After having breakfast, we will move to Takeo Province. The first spot is Chiso Temple known as an ancient Khmer temple located on top of the hill. After that, we go to Neang Kmao Temple that constructed of sandstone and brick in the style of Koh Ker. Then, we move to Ta Mao zoo The last point, we move to onle Bati.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$245.00
Price varies by group size
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$245.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

[3D2N Private] Phnom Penh City Tour (Guide + Transport)

[3D2N Private] Phnom Penh City Tour (Guide + Transport)

Explore Cambodia especially Phnom Penh city with this tour! You can visit a lot of tourist attractions in this city within three days and two nights. From a tourist attraction which will make you concerned about the dark past of Khmer people, to the the beautiful natural views of Phnom Penh's rivers and mountain, to the cultural area of Wat Phnom & Royal Palace Phnom Penh. This tour will make you learnt a lot about Cambodia. A Phnom Penh tour guide will be ready to accompany your journey. No need to wait again, because you can order it right now on this page!
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  • 3 days
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$184.62
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$184.62

Phnom Penh, Kep Seaside, Battambang and Siem Reap Adventure Tour (12 Days)

Phnom Penh, Kep Seaside, Battambang and Siem Reap Adventure Tour (12 Days)

Our 12-day around Cambodia bring a you to see some of the most attractive tourist destinations in Cambodia. We will start tour in Phnom Penh, Kep, Battambang and Siem Reap. You will visit Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, S-21, Crab Market, Rabbit Island, pepper and salt farm, Bamboo train, Phnom Sampov, Angkor Wat, Phnom Kulen and Floating Village.
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  • 12 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$961.54
Price varies by group size
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$961.54
Price varies by group size

Phnom Penh Tour Guides

Phnom Penh Tour Guides

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Royal Phnom Penh Tours is operated by many local tour operators in Cambodia including tour guides and drivers who are professional local careers. We will make your day an excellent and wonderful as Phnom Penh City Tours. We are the most important window for your tour who make you leave Cambodia with meaningful and memorable experience. Importantly, for your tour, we reserve a local tour guides and drivers who have long-year experienced, friendly attitude, informative, knowledgeable and advisable. + Highlights Phnom Penh City Tours - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda - Wat Phnom Penh Daun Penh - National Museum - Killing Field - Tuol Sleng Genocidal Museum - Central Market
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.75
per group
From
$89.75
per group
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2 Day Phnom Penh Tours, Chisor Temple, Taprohm Tonle Bati, Tamoa Wildlife Center

2 Day Phnom Penh Tours, Chisor Temple, Taprohm Tonle Bati, Tamoa Wildlife Center

Hired private English speaking driver to drive you and exploring around Phnom Penh Attractions such Royal Place, Wat Phnom, Killing filed and Southern attractions of Phnom Penh, Phnom Chisor, Tonle Bati, Ta Moa zoo
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
Price varies by group size
From
$125.00
Price varies by group size

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
From
$75.00
Price varies by group size
From
$75.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

4-Days Phnom Penh-Siem Reap Tours

4-Days Phnom Penh-Siem Reap Tours

Phnom Penh - Siem Reap 4Days Private tours is best holiday excursion in Cambodia that you will enjoy with the capital city Phnom Penh and explore around the city with the most interesting site in there including historical and cultural sites. After spending 2days in Phnom Penh, you will flight to Siem Reap to explore the most attraction sites of Cambodia as Siem Reap, Angkor wat and ancient city of Angkor and watch sunset at temple and Tonlé Sap Lake.
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  • 4 days
From
$767.18
Price varies by group size
From
$767.18
Price varies by group size

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
From
$101.29
Price varies by group size
From
$101.29
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Phnom Penh City Exploration Private Tour With Sunset Cruise

Phnom Penh City Exploration Private Tour With Sunset Cruise

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. Transfer for lunch (Pay by guest) 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
From
$128.21
per group
From
$128.21
per group

Phnom Penh city tour full day (Private tour)

Phnom Penh city tour full day (Private tour)

This classic city tour was designed for First-time Traveler to Phnom Penh city, the tour will take you to visit the Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda which is a must-visit when you in Phnom Penh, following by National Museum (exhibits world’s important collection of ancient Khmer archeological, religious, and artistic from the 4th to the 13th centuries), Independence Monument, Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Wat Phnom Hill, Tuol Sleng Museum (The museum of Genocidal Crimes, it was used by the Khmer Rouge as a detention and torture center in the late 1970), take a sunset cruise along the Mekong River (depends on the weather), is the best way to see the whole view of this rising star city of Southeast-Asia and it was called “Paris in the east” during 1960-1970th.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$67.95
Price varies by group size
From
$67.95
Price varies by group size

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