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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
 
Regime of the Khmer Rouge and Highlights of Phnom Penh Tour
"On this day tour will take you to a trip to Cambodia’s bitter past. You will visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Also known as “S-21” the museum was once a school but was taken over by the Khmer Rouge and used as detention and torture center of the regime.Next leg is Choeung Ek or more popularly known in the West as the “Killing Fields”. Although both sites are symbols of brutality and oppression they will give you a better perspective of Cambodia’s history and appreciate more the beauty the country has to offer.We will then take you to visit Stung Meanchey. The neighborhood is where you will find Pour un Sourire d’Enfant or “For the smil but you can surely drop by the center’s souvenir shop to buy some mementos.The remainder of the day we shall spend scouring the lively markets of Phnom Penh. Drop by Central Market an art deco structure presumably the largest market in the whole country. You may also want to try the Russian Market that is famous for its stone and wood carvings. You can find a variety of merchandise in both markets ranging from clothes to souvenirs jewelry
From $132.00

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GIVE TO THE ELDERLY!

In Cambodia you will probably find yourself giving money to, or buying things from the small children. As much as they need it the charities in Cambodia recommend you try avoid this as it just...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top Things to Do in Cambodia

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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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Pyongyang Restaurant

Many international tourists from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, China and South Korea have frequented this North Korean restaurant set up by the Communist Government of the...
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Wat Ek Phnom

Wat Ek Phnom, situated some 7km north of Battambang's centre is one of the top sights in the area. Despite its fame, there are hardly any tourists. Wat Ek Phnom is a temple that originates in 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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Mondulkiri Project - elephant sanctuary

This sanctuary has been operating for two years. They now have 7 elephants who have been rescued from lives of hard physical work. I had a great time on their one day tour feeding and walking with...
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