Phnom Penh Vital Discovery-Full Day Tour (Including all services)

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Phnom Penh Discovery Tour ( Including all services) is one of the best tour arrangements in Cambodia. Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace known as the resident of Cambodia King and see the beautiful inside the Silver Pagoda. Then, climb up to the hilltop Wat Phnom by the foundation of the city. At afternoon, lunch at local restaurant. After having lunch, move to Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) and Killing Field established by the Khmer Rouge regime. Along the way to Killing Field and S21 ,you will see the Independence Monument which was build in 1958 by Father King Norodom Sihanouk. At the end, free you own time by shopping at Central Market where thousand goods are sold at there.

We provide you with many time options, so you can select one to accommodate your tour.

What's Included

All entrance are mentioned in the itinerary

Cold Battle of waters

Conformable Transportation

Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Lunch at local restaurant

Proper Licensing Tour Guide

What's Not Included

All other service not stated in the program

Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned

Gratuities and Personal Expenses

Surcharge for special request on food or meals

Visa handing fee, visa stamp fee

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 60

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Wat Phnom
Set on top of a tree-covered knoll 27m high, Wat Phnom is the only hill in town. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1373 to house four statues of Buddha deposited here by the waters of the Mekong and discovered by a woman name, Penh.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Royal Palace
The Royal Palace contains some spectacular buildings. Not least of which is the Throne Hall, situated to the left of the main entrance. It boasts a 59-meter tower. The tower roof is beautiful, having been decoratively tiered with golden coloured tiles. This building is used for high official celebrations, coronations and audiences with foreign dignitaries and government officials.

The Royal Treasury and the Napoleon II villa lie south to the Royal Throne Hall.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Mekong River
On the way back from Wat Phnom Temple (Pagoda), we will enjoy with the view of Mekong or Mekong River, is a trans-boundary river in East Asia and Southeast Asia. It is the world's tenth longest river and the sixth longest in Asia.[2] Its estimated length is 4,909 km (3,050 mi),[2] and it drains an area of 795,000 km2 (307,000 sq mi), discharging 475 km3 (114 cu mi) of water annually.[3] From the Tibetan Plateau the river runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The extreme seasonal variations in flow and the presence of rapids and waterfalls in the Mekong make navigation difficult. Even so, the river is a major trade route between western China and Southeast Asia.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sisowath Quay (Khmer: តីរវិថី ​ព្រះស៊ីសុវត្ថិ, Preah Sisowath Quay) is a 3-kilometer riverfront strip lined with hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. The strip is filled with vendors and locals, and is popular with tourists. The portion in front of the palace was used for watching boat races during the Water Festival. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Cambodia is located along the strip. The quay is named in honour of King Sisowath of Cambodia.

• Admission Ticket Free

Statue of King Father Norodom Sihanouk
The Norodom Sihanouk Memorial is a monument commemorating former King Norodom Sihanouk located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The bronze statue is 4.5 meters tall and is housed under a 27 meter high stupa in the park east of the Independence Monument.

• Admission Ticket Free

Independence Monument
An Angkorian style tower, the inimitable place in the whole city, located in the heart of the capital. It was built in 1958 to Sybilles Cambodian Independence Day after winning back their independence from the French protectorate on the 9th of November 1953.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot's security force and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It soon became the largest such center of detention and torture in the country. Over 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeung Ek to be executed; detainees who died during torture were buried in mass graves in the prison grounds. S-21 has been turned into the Tuol Sleng Museum, which serves as a testament to the crimes of the Khmer Rough.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Between 1975 and 1978,aabout 17,000 men, women, children and infants (including nine westerners), detained and tortured at S-21 prison (now Tuol Sleng Museum), were transported to the extermination to death to avoid wasting precious bullets.The remains of 8985 people, many of whom were bound and blindfolded, were exhumed in 1980 from mass graves in this one-time long an orchard; 43 of the 129 communal graves here have been left untouched. Fragment of Human bone and bits of cloth are scattered around the disinterred pits. Over 8000 skulls, arranged by sex, are visible behind the clear glass panels of the Memoral Stupa, which was erected in 1988.The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek are 15 km from Central Phnom Penh. To get there, take Monireth Blvd south-westward out of the city from the Dang Kor Market bus depot. The site is 8.5 km from the bridge near 271 St. A memorial ceremony is held annually at Choeung Ek on 9 May.

Killing Fields of Cheung Ek is situated 15 kilometers south-west of Phnom Penh and made famous by the film of the same name "Killing Field". it was a place where more than 17,000 civilians were killed and buried in mass graves; many of them transported here after detention and torture in Toul Sleng. This place is a chilling reminder of the brutalities of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. In the center of the area is a 17 story glass stupa which houses 8000 skulls exhumed from mass graves. Open daily.Note: Both Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields exhibits may be disturbing for some and aren't suitable for younger children and adults who are easily shocked.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Silver Pagoda
Wat Preah Keo Morakot (Silver Pagoda) is located in the southern portion of the Royal Palace complex. The pagoda was formerly known as Wat Uborsoth Rotannaram because it is where the King worshiped, prayed and practiced every Buddhist Silas Day.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Central Market
The Central Market is an Art Deco landmark of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. The bright yellow building completed in 1937 has a 26m high central dome, with four tall arch-roofed arms branching out diagonally across the block, creating vast hallways housing countless stalls and all kinds of goods.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Russian Market
Here, you have another option if you don’t want to visit Central Market. Russian Market where in central of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia which million goods are solve ad there.

• Admission Ticket Free


Amazing experience with an amazing guide
SharonWall54, 15-09-2022
We had an amazing day with our tour guide the beautiful Ms Mom. She was articulate, passionate and incredibly informed and shared all her knowledge with us so generously. The day included some very challenging moments in the killing fields and the genocide museum but we felt safe in the very empathetic arms of Mom. She supported me when I became emotional, particularly when meeting one of two survivors from the Tseng prison but also shared her own vulnerability at this time .I think she probably leaves a little bit of her heart in each of these places each tour she does … just as we did . We had a lovely central market experience with her also which included her generously and humorously participating in a little video for our grandchildren at home …attached to this review . A fantastic exploration of Phnom Penh with an amazing guide ❤️
Great Tour of Phnom Penh!
dannylH6417BO, 14-09-2022
Pat is an outstanding guide that is highly knowledgeable about the history of Phnom Penh. She thoughtfully told stories about the city, provided insightful facts, and has a great sense of humor.

She went above and beyond to make it an awesome experience. She answered all of my questions during the tour. The stop for lunch at a local village was a fun experience. The staff is welcoming and kind.

The driver for our tour was professional, kind, and punctual. He made an effort to open doors and provide bottled water at each stop.

Thank you to Pat and the driver for an awesome tour! Please make sure to request Pat for this tour as she is awesome!
A learning curve on an enjoyable day out.
1LearnedTraveller, 16-07-2022
I was the only one on the tour and had a very knowledgeable guide who provided an educational day out.While some parts of the tour were harrowing and reflected on mans inhumanity to man it was well worth the day out.Unfortunately the Royal Palace was closed as was the silver pagoda but I got a very good tour through the city had a tremendous lunch I still had time to do a bit of shopping in the market before going on to the National Museum and the end of the tour.
Amazing experience with our tour guide, Mom!
Ruchen L, 10-07-2022
Our guide, Mom, provided a history of Cambodia and taught us some etiquette when visiting temples. Learning about the history and seeing what the Cambodia people went through during the Khmer Rouge was unforgettable moment. Hearing the story of the survivors and meeting them was an once in a lifetime moment. Highly recommend.
Worthwhile experience
monti68, 10-09-2022
Wonderful tour of Phnom Penh. Mom was an excellent host; she went the extra mile and even shared the personal experiences of her family. Lunch was included, wonderful Khmer cuisine. I would recommend this tour.

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