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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
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How to cope with corrupt visa fees in Cambodia

This issue has been long forewarned by Lonely Planet and other guidebooks. If you are coming from Laos into Cambodia, you will most likely encounter extremely corrupt and non-sensical officers on...
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Russian Market - not a trap, exactly ...

This is a covered market that has everything. Much cheaper to shop here than in stores. But at the end of April it was so hot and crowded, and truly claustrophobic. I did buy some lovely scarve,...
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Begging and Peddling

It's very hard to ignore beggars and peddlers, especially when they are children or are disfigured from land mines. Be aware that this is commonplace to experience in Cambodia. Be kind. Carry...
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don't get on a motorbike taxi.

in general you should avoid the motorbike taxis.they are quite unsafe in various ways.mostly cause they drive like crazy, but in the bigger cities they often act as pimps and drug dealers too and they...
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Aranyaprathet Money Changers

The "official" exchange rate for US$1.00 is about 4000 Cambodian riels (as at Sep 2007 and reconfirmed in May 2008). A recent (May 2008) report stated that the money changers at the Thai/Cambodia...
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National Mueseum turn to Buddha Museum

WHat we can think when we hear about National Museum? Of course its about culture, king or previous president, bad incident, histroy and indepedent. But this Museum, its only a buddha...
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1 dollar

is it good or bad to donate? go figure.. give food or candy instead of money. bring your own bottle of drink, so you don't have to buy drink instead, maybe not only one but 2 or 3 if there is whole...
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pesky kids

pesky kids, trying to sell you stuff. i managed to talk a less pesky one who was also trying to sell me something, and i realised that he is doing it for additional cash while he goes to school. so...
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higher food prices

we pay higher prices for food than locals. if you know the local price just pay it before they tell you you are wrong. make sure it is of a reasonable jack up. a 1000-2000r jackup is fine, but if they...
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walk alittle bit

We stoped at a Sugar Palm stand, and most Tourist were paying $ 1.00 USD for 3 packs of Palm Sugar. We walked just 2 stands away from the crowd , and my Wife got 6 Packs for 1.00 USD.Local guide said...
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Guides at the temples

there are some unofficial guides at the temples, they would offer to take you around, but before you accept their service, ask how much they want to charge. We did not bother asking thus at the end of...
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Row Row Row your boat

Boat trip on Siem Reap River. Each boat trip cost US$20 each which was a tad too expensive as there was nothing much to see on this trip. There were 1 or 2 schools on boats, a church, Vietnamese...
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Tuk tuk and moto-taxi over charging

All will try and over charge you no matter where you go in Cambodian tourist spots most notably in Phnom Penh, and especially in Sihanoukville and Siem Reap. And I dont mean normal foreigner over...
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Angkor Wat

Lonely Planet will tell you that it is best to visit Angkor Wat after lunch because the lighting is better for pictures. I found quite the contrary to be true. I visited Angkor Wat at 10:00 A.M. and...
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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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Wat Preah Prohm Rath

Ta Prohm I find one of the most incredibly temples in Angkor. Sooner or later you will see this ruin either you have a one or three day pass. It's amazing to see a tree grows through a temple. With...
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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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Sunrise at Bayon Temple

While the majority of people flock to Angkor Wat for sunrise, which should be experienced at least once, there are other options. If you are getting a late start and want to avoid the crowds at Angkor...
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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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