Phnom Penh
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  • Phnom Penh: Mekong River Sunset Cruise with BBQ Buffet

    1. Phnom Penh: Mekong River Sunset Cruise with BBQ Buffet

    Climb aboard a boat that once belonged to a prince of the Cambodian Royal Family and escape the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh city center on an intimate boat cruise along the Tonlé Sap and Mekong rivers. Avail of the features of the boat that can accommodate up to 30 people and has been refurbished to offer comfort and style on every journey. This boat can navigate areas that other river boats cannot reach. Pass the opulent Royal Palace, located at the meeting of the 2 rivers and marvel at the typical floating villages that contrast with the colonial buildings of the city center. Get panoramic views from the top decks and enjoy a buffet meal of finger food and unlimited drinks, including cold beers and champagne.

    Booked online a few hours before pick up time, but the confirmation came through immediately. We were picked up in a tuk tuk by our friendly guide, Sameth. There were only 4 of us on boat, which made the trip personable. Food was choice of chicken wings or skewers, and a fruit platter. Luckily, no one was a vegetarian. We were on boat for 2 hours. Guide was informative. My partner used the washroom, and said it was not clean, ok for a guy, but didn't think I would have been able to use. Overall, the cruise was enjoyable. We were given choice to be dropped back to hotel or stay and enjoy the entertainment close to Quay.

  • Phnom Penh Private Tour: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, S-21

    2. Phnom Penh Private Tour: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, S-21

    Explore the troubled, but fascinating history of Cambodia on a 6-hour sightseeing tour in Phnom Penh, and visit some of the city’s most beautiful pagodas and palaces, as well as the infamous genocide museum of Tuol Sleng. Following a hotel pick-up, 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 River and Mekong River, the palace complex features stunning Khmer architecture, divided into 4 main compounds. 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....

    The guide spoke perfect English and was very easy to understand. He confirmed at the start the itinerary and made sure we were aware of all the places to visit. Each location the guide gave us an insight into the places we were visiting. Very knowledgeable as you would expect.

  • Phnom Penh Small Group City Tour

    3. Phnom Penh Small Group City Tour

    See the highlights of Phnom Penh and learn more about the history of Cambodia, starting with the Royal Palace, built by the French in 1866 after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong. Explore the palace complex to admire the Khmer architecture on the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River. See the magnificent Silver Pagoda made of 5,329 silver tiles, and hear about different Khmer kings, resident at all times, except during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Gaze in awe at the jeweled Buddha statues and the Angkor Wat-style Bell Tower. 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. See exhibits that tell the stories of some of the estimated 20,000 prisoners murdered and dumped on the notorious Killing Fields.

    It ended up being a personal tour. I was driven by Tuk Tuk to sights such as Wat Phnom, an Golden Temples. Visiting the Killing Fields, and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, while somewhat difficult to grasp, are important sights to see in Phnom Penh. I had a great time on the tour, the driver was fantastic. Just experiencing the city in that way was incredible. Thanks!

  • Best of Phnom Penh: Half-Day Private City Tour

    4. Best of Phnom Penh: Half-Day Private City Tour

    At 8:00 AM, start your tour of the charming capital with a visit to the city’s namesake, Wat Phnom. The pagoda was built to house Buddhist relics washed ashore by the river. After, you will visit the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. See the different structures of this pagoda-style compound and stroll in its beautiful garden. Visit the Silver Pagoda named because of it’s floor that is comprised of 5,000 silver tiles. A gold Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha are also housed here. Continue to the nearby National Museum. Built in 1917, it is an exceptional example of traditional architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and displaying Khmer art and sculptures. Hundreds of pieces are housed here including both pre-and post-Angkorian pieces. At 12:00 PM, your tour will come to an end and your guide will tr...

    Our guide Sam was magnificent. His knowledge about the sites and the history was sublime. His English was of a very high level, so understandable for all of us.

  • Phnom Penh: National Museum, Russian Market & Wat Phnom

    5. Phnom Penh: National Museum, Russian Market & Wat Phnom

    Get an insight into the art and culture of the Khmer Empire on a half-day tour of Phnom Penh, and experience life in the city today at one of the most vibrant markets. You will start your tour at the National Museum of Cambodia, which houses Khmer art and sculptures from different periods of Cambodian history. See bronze statues, stone heads, and traditional ceramics among the 14,000 items in the museum's collection. Inspired by Khmer temple architecture, the museum complex was constructed between 1917 and 1924, and renovated in 1968. Continue to the Russian Market, named from the time when most foreigners in Cambodia were Russians. Bargain for souvenir gifts among the stalls selling silks, carvings, and curios. End your tour at Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh’s namesake temple. Enjoy lovely views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh at sunset, and explore the shrines, pagodas, and murals ...

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What people are saying about Phnom Penh

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 141 reviews

This was fantastic! My partner and I ended up on the boat alone together and we were not disappointed. We would have also been OK if others had joined. The guide we had was kind and chatted with us but didn't partake in the food. The food was good. It's similar to a light dinner. We are two big grown men and grabbed more food after. The sunset was nice and the boat was easy to find. We used our phones and Google maps for our trip etc.

It ended up being a personal tour. I was driven by Tuk Tuk to sights such as Wat Phnom, an Golden Temples. Visiting the Killing Fields, and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, while somewhat difficult to grasp, are important sights to see in Phnom Penh. I had a great time on the tour, the driver was fantastic. Just experiencing the city in that way was incredible. Thanks!

Very good trip - hard issues to deal with at S1 and the Killing Fields but the guide was warm, helpful and compassionate. Mr Sing, you are a credit to modern Cambodia

Lovely sunset cruise on the Mekong river. Food was very good and unlimited alcohol, Our guide Samet was a lovely guy and very knowledgeable.

our guide was very knowledgeable and very friendly. We had a great time on the river tour! We will come back.