Best of Phnom Penh: Half-Day Private City Tour

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Best of Phnom Penh: Half-Day Private City Tour

From £68.35 per group up to 2

Visit the charming capital of Phnom Penh and its best attractions. Discover Wat Phnom, visit the Royal Palace, pay respect to the enchanting Silver Pagoda and finally, explore the National Museum.

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  • Enjoy a tour of Phnom Penh with a professional English-speaking guide
  • Experience a cultural visit to Wat Phnom and The Royal Palace
  • Stop by the National Museum and learn about the history of Khmer
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At 8:00 AM, start your tour of the charming capital with a visit to the city’s namesake, Wat Phnom. The pagoda was built to house Buddhist relics washed ashore by the river. After, you will 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 named because of it’s 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. At 12:00 PM, your tour will come to an end and your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.
  • Private transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Refreshment drink and cold towel
  • Entrance fee to Wat Phnom: $1 per person
  • Entrance fee to Royal Palace: $10 per person
  • Entrance fee to National Museum: $10 per person
  • Local guide at the Royal Palace and National Museum

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  • Please note that the 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
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Perfect trip between beautiful temples and the killing fields

The excursion takes you into the cruel time of the Pol Pot regime and then also to discover the beautiful sides of Phnom Penh. While Killingg Fields and S21 Prison are not for the faint of heart or small children, the rest of the tour will show you the good things about the city. Value for money could be better, especially if you consider the price level in the country. Our guide was very friendly and spoke relatively good English. However, one should not expect the standard of comparable offers, for example in Bangkok.

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16 November 2017

ha sido un acierto inmejorable el haber tomado esta excursión con este tour operador, se han preocupado de que pudiera realizar una visita con tiempo suficiente dentro de mi escaso margen en el día que tenía hoy tengo que mencionar el interés amabilidad sabiduría y conocimientos del guía Kim sin el cual la excursión no hubiera sido igual asimismo el conductor siempre pendiente de facilitarme las cosas con el equipaje con todo desde luego al margen de lo que es la visita y la excursión en sí que es una maravilla no se debe dejar de hacer es muy interesante muy completa pero no enciende honor al touroperador y al guía

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3 March 2020


It was supposed to be 4 hours and the guide left us after 2.5 hours. He was somewhat informative but we felt like there was so much information he didn't give us. Very cursory.

24 November 2019

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