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From Phnom Penh: Oudongk Mountain and Koh Chen Island Tour

1. From Phnom Penh: Oudongk Mountain and Koh Chen Island Tour

Start your day with a convenient pickup in Phnom Penh. Relax on board your vehicle as you enjoy a scenic drive to your first destination. Explore Koh Chen island, known as a Silversmith village. Enjoy a short walk through the village and immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the people who live on the island. Marvel at techniques used for producing silver, copper, and brass. Continue on your journey with a visit to the Buddhist center. See the community of Buddhist nuns who live a life devoted to their faith. Follow your guide to Oudongk Mountain where you will enjoy a scenic hike. Witness stunning scenery from the mountain top and the stupa which contains the remains of former kings and marvel at 5,000 Buddha statues. Take some time to walk around and peruse the street food markets.

Oudong Mountain - Phnom Penh Former Capital Day Tour

2. Oudong Mountain - Phnom Penh Former Capital Day Tour

After pick-up from your hotel we first stop to visit Wat Phnom Temple and the nearby Lady Penh statue for about 1hr and learn about the important relationship between Wat Phnom and Oudong Mtn, both having been former Capitals of Cambodia. Following that, we begin travelling north out of Phnom Penh towards Oudong Mountain for approximately 1hr and 20 minutes. On reaching Koh Chen, a Silversmithing Village, we take a small break. Koh Chen is renowned for crafting silver, copper and brass jewellery, small artifacts and other products. See them working their craft, browse and purchase if you so desire. On leaving the Silversmithing Village we carry on for another 20 minutes to Oudong Mountain, arriving before the heat of the day sets in, to explore this area. The mountain can be seen well before arriving. With Oudong meaning 'high' or 'supreme', it is the only Mountain rising out of the floodplains. There is a small entry fee of $1 to go up the 500 step stairway from the carpark to get to the top of the hill and the grandest white marble Wat. It is surrounded by 4 elevated platforms and holds King Norodom Sihanouk's ashes which were interned there in 2014. The Wat is architecturally beautiful and offers great photographic opportunities along with the fantastic view from the Mountain top across the landscape and the largest Buddhist Centre in Cambodia which we will visit before leaving the area. With Oudong mountain being made up of 2 hills we cross the short distance to the other, and stroll around the other impressive Stupas that dot the hill and house the ashes of former Kings before heading down an alternative route back to the carpark. At the base of Oudong Mountain there is a local market to wander through before heading a short distance to the largest Buddhist Centre in Cambodia. It is predominantly occupied by Buddhist Nuns. The buildings are architecturally beautiful in traditional Cambodian style and you are free to wander and photograph here. On leaving here we travel with a pleasant breeze thru the Tuk Tuk on the return journey to Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh: Phnom Oudong & Koh Chen Village - Lunch include

3. Phnom Penh: Phnom Oudong & Koh Chen Village - Lunch include

We will pick you up at 8:00 am and begin your journey to discover the charm of Cambodia's former capital. Explore the heart of Oudong and pay homage to the royal monuments and war memorials that honor the city's significant historical figures and commemorate the sacrifices made during times of conflict. Gain a deeper understanding of Cambodia's past as you learn about the stories behind these remarkable landmarks. Afterward, embark on a captivating visit to the picturesque Koh Chen Village, renowned for its exceptional clay and silver craft. Witness the intricate artistry firsthand as you step into the local artisans' houses, which also serve as their workshops. The warm hospitality of the villagers will make you feel welcome as you witness their dedication and skill in crafting exquisite clay and silver creations. This full-day tour of Oudong from Phnom Penh promises an unforgettable adventure filled with cultural insights and memorable encounters. Immerse yourself in the heritage and craftsmanship of Cambodia as you explore the fascinating sites and connect with the local community.

Phnom Penh Small Group City Tour

4. 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.

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

5. 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. 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. Return to the city center for a drop off at your hotel, or a riverside café or bar if you want to take in the sunset.

Phnom Penh City & Oudong Mountain, Local Village Day Trip

6. Phnom Penh City & Oudong Mountain, Local Village Day Trip

- On the morning to explore the capital city Phnom Pehn, now is top economic zone of Cambodia for commercial and politic with many tourists attraction sites and we go to see first the historical site around the city to visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda as the treasure place of Cambodia and then continue to visit Wat Phnom, Independence Monument, Wat Odnaloam and it is the famous places in the capital city Phnom Pehn - On the afternoon to explore Oudong Mountain and Silver making village at river Island to get amazing land tour to Oudong from Phnom Penh! Discover the former capital of Cambodia, Oudong and explore the ancient

Udong Historical Site Tour

7. Udong Historical Site Tour

You will travel to Udong along Tonle Sap River. The drive will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on the traffic. During the drive, you can enjoy the view of the typical Cambodian countryside with our window seats. Udong is 40km northwest of Phnom Penh and was the capital of Cambodia for 250 years. In 1866 Udong was abandoned for the sake of Phnom Penh, which was suggested by the French colonial masters as the new capital. You will climb the hill from the back of the ridge and go down the hill from the 509 steps stairway. Several religious structure and royal stupas which contain the remains of several great Khmer Kings dot the ridgeline of the hill. The summit of Phnom Oudong offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside; the beautiful Kandal Temple peacefully sits in the middle of plains and rice fields. On the way down the hill, you might encounter some monkeys. Our bus/van will wait for you at the bottom of the hill and then heads to Silversmiths Village.

From Phnom Penh: Oudong Stupas & Silver Smith Village

8. From Phnom Penh: Oudong Stupas & Silver Smith Village

At 08:00 AM, your Euro Khmer guide will pick you up from your Phnom Penh hotel or guesthouse and drive you to Oudong – home to various temples and three large stupas (places of prayer) The city, now a UNESO World Heritage Site, was home to a succession of kings – you can view the phials at the three stupas. The city’s most impressive structure is the Vihara of the 18-Cubut Buddha. 30 meter high, it is just about survived first the American bombings and the brutal regime of the Khmer Rogue. On the way back to city center, you will have a set lunch at the local restaurant (your own pay). Heading back to Phnom Penh, stop at the silver smith village of Kompong Luong.

Oudong Mountain & Phnom Baset Private Tours from Phnom Penh

9. Oudong Mountain & Phnom Baset Private Tours from Phnom Penh

On the morning after breakfast at hotel transfer to visit Oudong was the royal capital between 1618 and 1866 before the capital was moved to Phnom Penh, several temples and stupas cover three hills. These huge stupas can be seen from miles away and contain the remains of several Khmer kings including King Monivong (1927-1941) and King Ang Duong (1845-1859). The walk up the hill over 500 steps provides an excellent exercise especially the view countryside view. These hills were also the site of some of the Khmer Rouge’s most prolonged resistance against the Vietnamese army in 1979 and a memorial to those murdered by the Khmer Rouge was built on this place and continue to visit Sontte Wan Buddhist Meditation Center is largest Buddhist center in Cambodia and it is very beautiful decoration that you must visit and visit Koh Chen, it is one of famous island along Tonle Sap river, there we will see villagers make silver and bronze products for supplying in Cambodia and export to abroad and after that continue to visit Phnom Baset to see a pre-Angkorian temple from the 8th century and a reclining Buddha. The view from the temples on the surroundings plains and rice-fields is beautiful before transfer back to hotel.

Private 3-Day Tour in Siem Reap & Phnom Penh

10. Private 3-Day Tour in Siem Reap & Phnom Penh

Day 01: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm Pick up at hotel and transfer to visit visit South Gate of Angkor Thom. On the left side of the moat, 54 'devas' (guardian gods) pull the head of the snake 'Shesha' while on the right side 54 'asuras' (demon gods) pull the snake's tail in the opposite direction. Bayon, the 54 tower, Baphuon, built in middle of the 11th century (1060), Phimeanakas, built in late tenth century, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King. Then, visit Ta Prohm, gained its 21st Century fame from the movie Tomb Raider featuring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft. Today, with Lara long gone, this temple is on the itinerary of most visitors and rightfully so. Many corners of Ta Prohm showcase an intricate relationship between the roots of Spung tree (Tetrameles Nudiflora) and ancient stones covered in moss. Truly a photographer's paradise, don't miss the opportunity to capture your own explorer's moments. After that, visit Angkor Wat, Astonishing in the morning or afternoon light you will be able to photograph the temple from across the lotus pond and then continue to explore the many levels and intricately carved galleries. Your dedicated and knowledgeable guide will provide all the necessary information to bring Angkor times back to life. This is another tick on your “bucket list” and an experience of a lifetime. Back to hotel. Day 02: Siem Reap-Phnom Penh After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Phnom Penh. On arrival in Phnom Penh, you are going to visit ROYAL PALACE, constructed after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh in the mid-19th century. Day 03: Killing Field & Toul Sleng Museum Pick up at hotel and visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rough regime from its rise to power in 1975 to its fall in 1979. Then, visit Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, a number of sites in Cambodia where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Communist Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979 and 15 Km from Phnom Penh.

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(8 reviews)

highly recommended experience. the trip from Phnom Penh to Udong in your tuc. explanation of the origin of the city of Phnom Penh and visit to the temple that gave rise to the city. Visit to the largest Buddhist center in Cambodia and subsequent climb to Udong Mountain. Despite having booked the excursion in Cambodian by mistake, they have treated us in correct English

Kim was an excellent host. He knew many interesting facts and kept us engaged all day long. Really enjoyed the vies and the experience. He helped us order a great lunch and made sure we were hydrated. The day was made great because Kim is an excellent guide.

Excellent day, David our guide was wonderful and very informative at all the stops,cold drinks including beer/coke included very welcome after climbing the steps

Very good excursion. The tuk tuk ride there is incredible and the food they give you is very good. The guide is friendly and explains everything to you.

My guide was Knowledgeable, willing to answer questions, patient, careful driver, and on time.