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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 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

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Cheap Busses

The bussystem in Cambodia has improved a lot, there are busses going in every direction from Phnom Penh. Rides are between $2 and $6. Busses go to Battambang, Sihanoukville (Kompong Som), Kompong...
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aukjejetty
Aug 13, 2004

Bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

It costs US6 for 'new' bus from siem reap to phnom penh. However, it is possible to get US4 for slightly 'old' bus.The features for the new and old buses are the same except may be the air-con is not...
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yuet29
Aug 11, 2004

Flying to Phnom Penh

There is a world of difference between the domestic arrival terminal and the international departure terminal. This is a picture from the latter. In this terminal there is a small cafe and a nice shop...
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shrimp56
Jan 03, 2004

Boat from/to Siem Reap

There is a daily boat from Siem Reap (Angkor Temples) through the Tonle Sap lake. It takes 5 hours and costs 22 USD. It is a small boat, so if you don't arrive on time, you will do the trip on the...
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SirRichard
Sep 23, 2003

Speed Boat to/from Siem Reap

The best way to travel between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (for Angkor) is to use the speedboats that leave from the quay south of the Japanese Friendship Bridge.See my Angkor Wat transportation tips for...
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pmarshuk
Sep 17, 2003

Don't Get Off the Boat...

My 12th grade English teacher, Mrs. Lowry, taught Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness partially by showing in class the movie in inspired: Apocalypse Now. That film, my personal favorite, documents the...
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DrewV
Jul 09, 2003

get to PNH ...

BANGKOK / THAILAND:Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways both have daily flights.KUALA LUMPUR / MALAYSIA:There are daily flights from Kuala Lumpur Sepang with Malaysia Airlines.SAIGON/HO CHI MINH CITY /...
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swissgabe
May 22, 2003

Getting There

By Air : There are direct flights to Phnom Penh from most neighbouring Asian countries. There are also 6 or 7 flights per day from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap which takes 40 mins and its free seating. Be...
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keeweechic
May 16, 2003

Bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

If you are in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Saigon) and you want to visit Phnom Penh you can just take the morning bus for about $10.00 USD. The bus is cheap and easy and it is the gateway to see a new...
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SumTingWong
Feb 04, 2003

Taxi to/from the Airport

Taxis charge a flat rate of USD 7 (7 EUR)between the airport and the city. If you are around the city you might get it cheaper. A lot of guesthouse offer transport to the airport for around 5 USD (5...
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swissgabe
Jan 21, 2003

Transport is cheap, but bargin

You will arrive at Pochentong Airport which is 3 KM Southwest of the City. entry requires a passport, and VISA on Arrival for $20. You need a passport picture. After leaving the airport you can take a...
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Scottyj36
Dec 27, 2002

river ferry to Siem Reap

There are several companies offering boat rides between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Fast Malaysian managed boats take 4-5 hours in a small, uncomfortable boat for USD 20 to 25 and 6 hours in a large,...
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sunnywong
Dec 08, 2002
 
 
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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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