See the colonial buildings, bustling squares, and trendy cafés of Phnom Penh on a full-day guided tour. Visit the National Museum and the Royal Palace, and take a tour of Tuol Sleng, where you’ll learn about the turbulent years under the Khmer Rouge.
What to Expect
Spend a day getting to known modern and historical Phnom Penh on a full-day tour.
Your guide will take you to the National Museum, which houses Khmer art and sculptures from the various periods of Cambodian history, and to the Royal Palace.
The Royal Palace was built by the French in 1866 for King Norodom and is home to the Silver Pagoda, so called because of its floor made of thousands of silver tiles.
The palace has been inhabited by Cambodia’s kings since it was built, with the exception of the period when the radical Khmer Rouge party took control.
Under its leader Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge seized power in the 1970s. You will learn more about these turbulent years when visiting the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum in the afternoon.
After the tour you can return to your hotel or head one of the riverside cafés or bars to take in the sunset.
- Private transfers and transportation
- Entrance fees
- Mineral water and cold towel in the car/van/bus
What's Not Included
- Cambodia visa
- Meals and drinks
- Other personal expenses
- Travel insurance
Know Before You Go
The National Museum and Royal Palace are open from 08:00-10:30 and from 14:00-17:00. Women should cover their shoulders and both men and women should make sure that their knees are covered.