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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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Killing Fields

When you arrive at the airport you will be approached by taxi drivers who will try to rip you off. Remember, you can get a tuk tuk to take you anywhere you want for a full day for 15$, don't pay...
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Dry Season

Most people come to Battambang to travel further to Siem Reap and Angkor by boat. The Lonely Planet advertises the river cruise to be one of the most scenic in Cambodia. It's scenic, indeed, but it's...
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Touts

As you arrive by boat from Siem Reap, you will find many guesthouses' touts waiting for you at the pier. It is a bit confusing at the beginning, they shout and hassle you around... If you have a...
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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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mariayoshiko
Aug 07, 2010

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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zuhur
Apr 30, 2009

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...
dreigh
Mar 11, 2009
 
 
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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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cachaseiro
Jan 28, 2009

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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rm2co
May 07, 2008

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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jubistuta79
Jan 04, 2008

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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pehsan
May 20, 2007

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...
cigarettebarbie
Mar 26, 2007

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...
cigarettebarbie
Mar 26, 2007

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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Garfield56
Feb 23, 2007

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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chrissycat
May 23, 2006

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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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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat, the main temple of Angkor temple complex, one of the seven world wonders. The names Angkor and Angkor Wat are sometimes confused. And of course Angkor Wat, the largest religious building...
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Phnom Sampeau

Besides the market, if you walk near the riverside you will find this food stalls which is open only in the evening. This is a favourite place for local Cambodians, you can have local food, barbecue...
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Wat Krom Temple

The temple is three kilometer from down town center and is close to central market Phsar Leu. You can take a tuk tuk or hire one. First thing I notice that this temple is full with statues inside the...
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Victory Gate

The Victory Gate is an entrance and exit on the east side of Angkor Thom. I passed through near the end of the trip when I wanted to visit a few sites a second time. The photos were taken around...
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