Phnom Penh City Tour, Silver Pagoda, Genocide Museum, Killing Fields


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20 reviews   (4.80)

Price varies by group size

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Departs: cambodia, cambodia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

On this small-group tour, visit most highlighted site of the city and its history. Discover the great palaces and pagodas of Phnom Penh on a day tour, and visit the Royal Palace of Cambodia, see the 5,329 silver tiles of the Silver Pagoda, and infamous Tuol Sleng Museum.  Admire Khmer era architecture, and learn about the notorious Killing Fields and Get stunning views of the Tonle Sap and Mekong on from the River Side before heading back to your hotel.


What's Included

Cold bottled water during tours

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local Live English Speaking Guide

Sharing tuk tuk (01 and 02 pax) or an air conditioned vehicle (3 or more) during tour

Small Group Tour with max. 10 pax

What's Not Included

All Entrance fee/Admission fees (Genocide Museum is 5USD/pax, Royal Palace & Silver pagoda is 10USD/pax and Killing fields is 3USD/pax)

Audio guide

Foods and drinks

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 90

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Not recommended for children to visit S-21 & Killing Fields
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Not recommended for children to visit S-21 & Killing Fields
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Royal Palace
Today, you will join a group tour and your guide start to pick up from a few different hotels, so the pickup time is variable between 7:30am to 8:30am, so guests are advised to wait in the hotel lobby and ready to go as soon as your guide arrives, after pick up everyone on the tour, your guide will take you to the Royal Palace, built in 1866 by the French after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong. Located on the western banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, the palace complex features stunning Khmer architecture, divided into 4 main compounds.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Silver Pagoda
The grounds of the Palace are also home to the Silver Pagoda, which received its name because its floor is made of 5,329 silver tiles. Learn about the Khmer kings, resident at all times, with the exception of the period when the Khmer Rouge took control in 1975. See gold and jeweled Buddha statues in the Silver Pagoda, and the Angkor Wat style Bell Tower.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Then, learn about the turbulent years of the Khmer Rouge at the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum. Located in a former high school that was used as the notorious Security Prison 21, the Genocide Museum traces the story of the Killing Fields and the torture and executions that took place from 1975-79. See exhibits that tell the stories of some of the estimated 20,000 prisoners that were killed.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
The peaceful stretch of green fields of Cheung Ek may not indicate what kinds of horrors have taken place there. Situated 17km from Phnom Penh town, Cheung Ek was made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. Nowadays, a large memorial has been built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died here under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. The remnants inside the memorial and the mass graves that dot the area remind you of the suffering of the victims. This journey into Cambodia’s past will provide you with a background on the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime. It will also give you an appreciation of the struggle that Cambodian people have faced and their tremendous courage to move on and rebuild their nation.

Return to the city center and get stunning views of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River Side before tour ends.

This tour concludes with return transfer to your hotel or any requested drop off point within the city center.

2 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Reviews

Best tour guide and driver in Phnom Penh
gracelennon8, 09-09-2022
the knowledge and the (unfortunate) first hand experience of the atrocities of the khmer rouge allowed us to see a survivor’s story of our tour guide Sypaht. His knowledge of the Cambodian genocide was riveting and allowed us to really feel what he felt during this horrible time in history.
Best experience in our all holidays
Mosavitra75, 17-08-2022
If I could give TEN STARS i would but unfortunately there are only 5 stars, Mr Oung Syphat was so interesting that we were glued to his speech. We learned a lot. It was an amazing visit. I would recommend him to anybody visiting Phnom Penh. The best guide you could ever meet. Thanks to him the Khmer history is made easy. Thank you, Monsieur
Met new friends, learned so much!
606mayib, 13-08-2022
It was my first time touring alone and my guides Kuya Syphat and Kuya Pum made sure that I was very comfortable and informed me of the history of the places we went to. I'm not one who is used to taking photos so I was very pleased with Kuya Syphat always reminding me to take photos so I'll have memories and stories to look back to.

It was a very emotional day listening to the survivors of the genocide share their stories personally, but it opened my eyes to the atrocities that happened and the reform that ensued thereafter.

I would recommend this tour especially to those traveling alone or with a small group as it is really interesting to hear not just about the tour spots but also their personal experiences and even how it shapes the current events of Cambodia.

Very very happy I booked this trip!
Phnom Penh Tour
Ethan Q, 07-08-2022
Awesome experience for anyone that want to not only visited, but learn little about the history of Cambodia from a local that lives here. First stop was the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda was close, where I learn about the different religion that shape the country. The second location was the Genocide Museum, where you are reminded of how valuable life can be. The bonus was to be able to meet the survivors of the prison. Lastly, the Killing Fields, where you can pay respect the countless people that have lost their lives.

Overall I had a great time. Tour guide, Vibol is very knowledgeable with over 20yrs experience , made the trip worth wild.
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Carole B, 25-09-2022
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Great tour but day before advised them silver pagoda was closed for repair.
Was offered the museum but this wasn’t so interesting. The guide kim was very good




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