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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

Daily life Tips (14)

DO AS THE LOCALS DO---EAT INSECTS

Along the banks of the river you may see some locals selling insects from stalls which is quite common in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Sorry for the photograph but it had to be taken from a distance...
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davidjo
Aug 23, 2014

Motorcycle Wash in Phnom Penh

Motorbikes are main mode of transportation in the country especially in Phnom Penh. Cars are not too many, and if you see one you could think that car belongs to a very rich man. Yes, traffic occurred...
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shavy
Jan 28, 2016

Child Beggar

This is common in any Southeast Asian countries, children beggars. I'm originally from the Philippines. In recent years I haven't seen so many beggars in my country as I have seen in Cambodia. I'll...
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shavy
Jan 28, 2016

Find them every corner on the street

Strolled around the city is so interesting. One of my favourite thing to do and see their culture especially the street scene. Each of Asian countries has its own way of life and culture A key feature...
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shavy
Jan 30, 2016

THE WAY OF LIFE IN THE COUNTRY

If you have been to Vietnam or any other Southeast Asian countries, life in Cambodia is no better than those other countries. For some local Cambodia a private transportation they can affort is the...
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shavy
Jan 30, 2016

A poor country

As Cambodia is one of the poorest country is South East Asia, there are some local customs. E.g. in some places (National Museum) an officer will give you a small flower. Take that flower and put it...
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MJL
Mar 09, 2005

Motorbikes Overall

If you have been to Vietnam, Phnom Penh is a bit the same, but the city still very much in development. But here isn't too difficult crossing street than we experience in Ho Chi Minh. In Ho Chi Minh...
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shavy
Jan 30, 2016

Shrine by river

Opposite the Royal Palace along the river is this small shrine which seemed to have some kind of ceremony happening when I was there. You'll also find people selling flowers, birds (which I think are...
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Willettsworld
May 02, 2010

Palm Wine instead of Grape Wine

I have been to Cambodia for 2-3 times now and every time I visit Cambodia, I never forget to order palm wine produced by Confirel. The first time I visited Cambodia, I was afraid to taste any of the...
feelingangelish
Dec 06, 2009

Similarities to Malaysian Culture

Everywhere I visited in Cambodia both Siem Riep & Phnom Penh, I can see similarities in the cultures, day to day living, food and to a smaller extend the religions.Although Malaysia is a...
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stimix
Apr 02, 2009

Callejeando - Hang around the streets

Callejeando siempre se ven cosas curiosas e interesantes Hangging around the streets you may see corious and interesting things
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elpariente
Feb 11, 2006

Children are the future

Life is hard for most Cambodians, but it doesn't keep them from enjoying their children -- and enjoying it when you do too! This little charmer was at "our" laundry.
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shrimp56
Dec 23, 2003
 
 
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Tuol Sleng Museum

Tuol Sleng Museum, the complex used a secondary school until in 1975. Then the complex was occupied by the Khmer Rouge and used as a prison. The prison, known as S-21 eventually became the place where...
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Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument

Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument is located on streets between Street 7 and Sothearos Blvd. It was built in the late 1970s by the communist regime that took power after the Cambodian-Vietnamese...
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Sisowath Quay

The bustling Sisowath Quay promenade was recently renovated. The lady owner from our guesthouse told us about this area Four years it has been a building site that the view of many hotel visitor...
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Russian Market

To get here by tuk-tuk cost $4 because this is further out the center. This market offers many kinds of products from fabric, souvenir, shoes, jewelry, clothes. You also find tailoring, hairdresser...
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Silver Pagoda

Located within the Palace compound sits the Silver Pagoda .Removing our shoes we stepped inside . We were immediately wowed ! The floors are covered with 5000 silver tiles each weighing over a kilo...
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Foreign Correspondents Club

The FCC is housed in a three story French colonial building. It faces onto the Tonle Sap River near its confluence with the Mekong. The FCC dates from the 1990s and was once a hotbed of journalistic...
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