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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

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Your bag is your life

The warnings are in every guidebook and it is a common topic among visitors as they sink into the sofas at a pavement cafe. I normally treat the warnings of daylight theft casually, but I, also, felt...
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From dusk till dawn

A bit tipsi after hitting the bars on 104th and 136th St., it was about 1:30 am, I got into a moto to go back to my hotel. After I told the driver the name of my hotel, a popular hotel he should have...
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"Corruption"

I'm going to directly contradict the advice on visas left here in the past. Do get your visa at the border but only after you have passed through Thai immigration and onto the bridge. You will be...
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Dangerous Driving

Motorbikes (but not self-drive cars) are available for rent, however Phnom Penh traffic is chaotic and dangerous even by Asian standards. Motorbike-taxis (motos) are everywhere and will take you...
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Landmines

During the last couple of years, safety in Cambodia has improved a lot. The main problem in rural area are still the landmines (especially near the border to Thailand). The Khmer Rouge have been...
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Climate

On the boat from Siem Reap I had to do all the journey on the roof, under the bright sun. I didn't care taking sun lotion with me, as I am used to the sun and don't really care much about that. But 5...
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Running the gauntlet of tuk tuk drivers!

When visiting the Royal Palace or the National Museum, visitors will have to negotiate the myriad of tuk tuk drivers who are, at best, an absolute nuisance. They come at you in waves, one after the...
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CEP1863
Oct 23, 2014

AVOID TRAVELING DURING CHAUL CHNAM THMEY

Yes, that means New Year in Khmer !!! New Year normally falls on 13th or 14th April and the whole country celebrates the three day festival at the end of the harvest season, before the rainy season...
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davidjo
Aug 23, 2014

BE PREPARED FOR THE DISTRESS

When visiting Choeung Ek Killing Field or Tuol Sleng Torture Center be prepared that you may never forget the horrors of these places. I visited both several years ago and spent many days deep in...
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davidjo
Aug 23, 2014

Wanting more money

Hired a cyclo driver for a short trip, the cost $1. When I paid, he saw I had more in my purse, so it went up to $2, then he wanted more, which he didn't get.TRY NOT TO LET THEM SEE WHAT YOU HAVE IN...
balhannah
Jul 19, 2013

LONG LING = ACCOMODATION SCAM

HELLO DEAR TRAVELLER ,PLEASE IN PNHOM PHEN DON'T GET THE " LONG LING SCAM "WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN ACCOMODATION. USUALLY ALL THE GUEST HOUSES ARE WERY GOOD BUT YOU KNOW...THERE IS ALWAYS SOME...
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bestisland
Jul 08, 2012

Invitation for a home visit..gambling scam..beware

I met two friendly Fillopino looking girls who spoke good english and invited me home to meet their sister who will soon be travelling to my country...can I please give her some advice..I hesitated...
cruisingbear
Sep 17, 2011

ALWAYS CARRY PLENTY OF FRESH WATER

Due to extreme heat and humidity here in Cambodia it is necessary to always carry plenty of fresh drinking water as it is surprising just how much your body loses in the heat of the day..I always got...
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DennyP
Sep 27, 2010

Adventure Travel - Crossing the Street

Crossing the street in Phnom Penh is an adventure every time you do it. There are so many cars, motorcycles and bicycles to dodge. It is especially fun to do when the street is two lanes on each side,...
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AlbuqRay
Apr 09, 2009

Top Hotels in Phnom Penh

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92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, Sangkat Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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227, Street 19, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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1 Vithei Charles de Gaulle, Khum Svay Dang Kum, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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#32 street 242, 12200
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42 St 19Z (off St 19), Phnom Penh, 1000, Cambodia
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5, Street 158, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Top Things to Do in Phnom Penh

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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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Killing Fields

As you continue walking you see a lawn, and you will notice the holes in the lawn, these are the mass graves. Sometimes here and there sticking a piece of fabric from the ground. There is number of...
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Wat Phnom

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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National Museum

The museum is a beautiful typically Cambodia style architecture. It has nice gardens. Its location is almost next to the Royal Palace. It has a sharp decline of the rooms which is usually the case of...
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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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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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Top 5 Phnom Penh Writers

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richiecdisc

"Pardon Phnom Penh"
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shrimp56

"A City of Contrasts"
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Cathy&Gary

"Phnom Penh Cambodia"
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Tina-Perth

"Phnom Penh"
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shavy

"Worth to see and certainly nicer than you think"
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