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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
From $74.00
 
Half-Day Phnom Penh Food Tour
"This morning at 8am you will be met by your guide at your hotel to start this unique tour. First we will visit Pshar Kandal and enjoy some local delights such as Mi Char (fried noodles) Sach kor ang (BBQ beef with papaya salad) noodle soups and small traditional snacks. Afterwards we will move on towards Pshar Chas where we can try some Banh Srung a small noodle dish with coconut milk and fresh rice noodle slices and Chek Ktis - a sweet dessert. After breakfast we will walk to Phnom Penh’s old French quarter – home to a selection of fine colonial era architecture. Here you will be able to see a nu starting with the post office and French administration building.   Moving onward we will walk to Wat Phnom.  Wat Phnom – meaning ‘Mountain Pagoda’ is a Buddhist temple located in the heart of the city. Built in 1373 it is the tallest religious structure in the capital.  Walking onward we will pass the national library and Raffles le Royal hotel with its colorful history. Opening in 1929 b The hotel has hosted names as varied as Jacqueline Kennedy and Pol Pot. Between 1970 -75 most of the journalists working in Phnom Penh stayed here it was the last refuge before the Khmer Rouge forced all foreign nationals in to the French embassy.  Moving on we will walk to the train station where we will see the large colonial built train station. We will continue our walk to Cambodia
From $60.00
 
Phnom Penh Hop On Hop Off
"With a hot climate year-round this air-conditioned bus tour is a perfect way to see the sights in Phnom Penh. Killing Fields & S21 Shuttle Bus Tour a must-see tour while in Phnom Penh now is available on an air-conditioned tour bus.The tour will start when all hotel pick-ups completed. The bus will take you to Genocide Museum also know as Prison S21 under Khmer Rouge regime. Recorded English commentary will be played on the bus giving you some basic background about this prison. The bus attendant will explain some guidelines about the visit. Audio tour is available in English and French at a cost of $3; in-house guide can be hired as well for USD $2/person or you can visit the museum by yourself. The prison is composed by 4 buildings
From $15.00

Wat Phnom Tips (53)

07-Capital’s Name-Wat Phnom Penh

The top of the white pagoda can be seen from a distance, its spire aggressively piercing the sky. A long stairway leads you to the top (88.5 ft; 27 m). All around, you see greenery, well-laid out...
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anilpradhanshillong
Sep 24, 2015

Amazing Temple on an artificial mountain

Visited this Wat Phnom or originally named the Wat Preah Chedey Boraput on January 2014.Located in the area within Preah Sotheavong, Oknha Santhomok,and Preah Ang Sophanovong street.It was built on...
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ErwinKoo
Mar 11, 2014

Wat Phnom.

Wat Phnom is the oldest temple in Phnom Penh and actually where the city was founded in 1373 when a woman found some Buddha statues by the river and decided to build a small temple for them.That...
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cachaseiro
Mar 09, 2014

Wat Phnom

This wat gives the city of Phnom Penh its name. According to an old legend in the 14th century a woman called Penh found several sacred Buddha statues in the Mekong River and placed them on a small...
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IreneMcKay
Jul 05, 2013

Wat Phnom - Temple on the Hill

Wat Phnom (The Mountain Pagoda in Eglish, because it is on the only hill of Phnom Penh) is a Buddhist temple (wat). It was built in 1373 and stands 27 meters above the ground. It is the tallest...
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akkipaa
Mar 23, 2013

The City's name temple

There is a legend here.A wealthy widow" Penh" many many years ago, saw a large log floating down the river, and wanted it to build her new house. So she pulled the log ashore, and found inside 4...
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stevemt
Mar 13, 2013

Wat Phnom

According to legend, Wat Phnom was first built in 1373 to house the four statues of Buddha found inside a KOKI tree, which was discovered by a village lady named Daunh Penh. Then, Dounh Penh and...
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cal6060
Jul 02, 2012

HIGHEST POINT IN THE CITY

Wat Phnom sits atop of the highest point in the city. An admission fee is charged to enter Wat Phnom where the first pagoda was erected 800 years ago and according to local folklore a girl called Penh...
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davidjo
May 20, 2012

WAT PHNOM

According to legend, a 14th-century woman named Penh found sacred Buddhist objects in the nearby river and placed them here on the small hill. A temple was built to house the relics and the city was...
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ancient_traveler
Mar 24, 2012

Wat Phnom

From our tour guide, this is the earliest temple built on a small hill. The Cambodian capital city was named Phnom Penh, has relationship to Grandma Phnom. The temple is not big but most local people...
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DaHongHua
Mar 03, 2012

Only hill in town - Wat Phnom

Set on top of a 27m high tree covered knoll. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1373 to house four statues of Buddha deposited here by the waters of the Mekong river and...
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kelnsha
Apr 04, 2011

Wat Phnom

The history of Wat Phnom is that in 1372 Lady Penh discovered four Buddha statues. She decided to create the hill (Phnom) that is today the site of Wat Phnom and atop the hill she created a small...
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Cathy&Gary
Mar 19, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Phnom Penh

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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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Getting to Phnom Penh

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Norodom Blvd.

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