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Full-Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour
"Meet up with your guide just outside your Phnom Penh hotel and hop in comfortable air-conditioned transportation bound for your first stop. Begin your tour at Cambodia’s Royal Palace which stands majestically in the city centre just off the riverfront area. Several buildings are open to visitors including the ‘Silver Pagoda’ whose floor is lined with solid silver tiles. Continue to the National Museum. Located in a fabulous old build the Museum is filled with art and artifacts dating back to the pre-Angkorian era. At the north end of the city is the hilltop pagoda of Wat Phnom for which the capital was named. Climb the stairs to the top of the hill for fabulous views of the city below.In the afternoon take a look into the country’s tragic recent history with a tour of Tuol Sleng Prison (S-21) and the Killing Fields at sobering reminders of the evils of the Khmer Rouge regime. Although not a joyful tour visiting these monuments unlocks keys to understanding the development of this still developing country. In between there is also time for a visit to the ‘Russian Market’. Test out your bargaining skills as you wander through the stalls filled with souve local handicrafts
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Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing Fields
"Pick up from your Phnom Penh hotel by your guide and driver and transfer to the Toul Sleng Museum (Prison S21). During the Pol Pot regime Toul Sleng formerly a high school (Toul Svay Pre School) was converted to a detention center known as S21. After interrogation and often torture prisoners were transferred to ‘Killing Fields’ where they were often tortured again and brutally killed. Today the building houses exhibit paintings and photographs of many of the victims. Visitors can see the crude cells built in the classrooms and the located just outside the city center. It was a Chinese Cemetery before it became the Khmer Rouge’s best known Killing Field. The remains of almost 9000 bodies have been excavated from mass graves in this area. A memorial stupa has been erected and displays over 5000 human skulls
From $58.00
 
Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour including the Silver Pagoda
"Phnom Penh the capital of Cambodia was a bustling commercial hub during French colonial days and today has re-established itself as the political and financial center of the country. Its rich historical past can be traced to the Khmer and French influence evident in the ornate Khmer-style take a sobering look at Cambodia's disturbing past with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum a testament to Cambodia's recent bloody past under the Khmer Rouge regime. This tour operator is the 2007 Conde Naste winner of the Best Operator category in the World Saver Awards""""Explore Phnom Penh on this full-day private tour
From $120.00

More Local Customs in Cambodia

Khmer classical dance.

Khmer classical dance is often referred to as apsara dance and is a dance that dates back from the 7th century.It's a very slow and fine way of dancing where the dancers wear costumes and you can...
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cachaseiro
Jan 30, 2009

Have some home made rice wine.

Home made rice wine is a big passion in Cambodia and there is a good chance that you will be offerd some.It looks pretty unhygenic very often and not like something you wanna drink, but i have tried...
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cachaseiro
Jan 30, 2009

Have a spider or a cricket for lunch.

The camdodians love to eat spiders and crickets for lunch and you will see them selling by the side of the road and on the markets around Camdodia.I have tried both and find that they have little...
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cachaseiro
Jan 28, 2009

Handy Customs we learned while visiting

It was a shock to us learning that the skull of the poor victims who were tortured till death where collected and presently desplayed in a pretty large glass tall container in the center of a...
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listenandlearn
Dec 09, 2008

Be respectful

Be aware of cultural norms for show of respect and disrespect. Never shake your foot at anything, never disrespect the King or government, ask if you're not sure if pictures are allowed of certain...
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Snipernurse
Jun 13, 2008

hints for volunteers to Cambodia

volunteer > the cultureLike all people, Cambodians have their own norms of behaviour, style of conversations, and manners of interaction. Understanding certain cultural mentalities will make the...
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cochinjew
May 02, 2008
 
 
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FIGHT AGAINST CHILDREN SEXUAL SLAVERY

If you visit Cambodia don't make mistakes like this for them and for you. Until 30 years in prison. Also the web www.afesip.org is useful. I liked to see in Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap...
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Aug 24, 2007

Te Ou-kun

There are many children trying to sell you the souvenirs at entrances of all temples. Some could be quite persistant but they are harmless, merely making a living. If you have no intention to buy,...
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codyukie
Sep 07, 2006

keep cool

Don't show anger if possible. Most Khmer will bend over backward for you, but things can naturally be frustrating at times and losing your temper will only make you and the Khmer person more...
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turnip2000
Aug 22, 2006

Swimming at Sihanoukeville

Not really a local customes, but one of the locals taking a dipThis was taken early one morning when the sea was so calm it was like glass. A cambodian family were all swimming in the sea. I caught...
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mad4travel
May 24, 2006

Every day of the week

In traditional Cambodian culture a lady should wear a different colour skirt every day of the week. Monday is Yellow, Tuesday is Violet, Wednesday is Yellowish-green, Thursday is Green, Friday is...
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iwys
Apr 15, 2006

Every night one girl for the king

Each night the king of Angkor had to sleep with a girl, choosen between hundreds of nude girl on the royal pool. This was due to fulfil the wishes of the nine-headed serpent in form of women. Probably...
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Pierangelo
Dec 23, 2005

Angkor Wat remains a religious shrine even now...

The Khmer heritage is most evident in the work at Angkor Wat, in a way even more meaningful than the Egyptian pride of their antiquities. The temples are still used as sacred places where incense is...
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atufft
Sep 04, 2005

Do not TEACH children to beg

In Cambodia (as in many parts of Asia) children who are found begging are often the products of Lazy adults who make a living by sending out a "cute" child or, presistent gentle eyed child to beg for...
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Homanded
Jul 23, 2005

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Royal Palace

The palace is a complex of several buildings in the center of Phnom Penh right on the banks of the Mekong river. To reach this place, if you walk from the riverside which is a beautiful stroll you'll...
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Angkor Wat

Angkor is the capital of the Khmer Empire from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries AD. It is the largest city in the world in the twelfth century AD and the tourist capital of Cambodia since ancient...
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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat, the main temple of Angkor temple complex, one of the seven world wonders. The names Angkor and Angkor Wat are sometimes confused. And of course Angkor Wat, the largest religious building...
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Phnom Sampeau

Besides the market, if you walk near the riverside you will find this food stalls which is open only in the evening. This is a favourite place for local Cambodians, you can have local food, barbecue...
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Wat Krom Temple

The temple is three kilometer from down town center and is close to central market Phsar Leu. You can take a tuk tuk or hire one. First thing I notice that this temple is full with statues inside the...
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Victory Gate

The Victory Gate is an entrance and exit on the east side of Angkor Thom. I passed through near the end of the trip when I wanted to visit a few sites a second time. The photos were taken around...
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