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Phnom Penh Sightseeing on wheels

Our most recommended Phnom Penh Sightseeing on wheels

Half Day Royal Palace, National Musuem and Wat Phnom Tour

1. Half Day Royal Palace, National Musuem and Wat Phnom Tour

A guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Phnom Penh City. Your first stop is Wat Phnom, a 14th-century Buddhist temple. At 27 meters, it is the highest religious structure in the city. Your next destination is the Royal Palace (under renovation) – a majestic building constructed in 1866 by King Norodom. Stroll through its beautiful gardens while admiring the various pagoda style structures. The silver pagoda is named after its floor, which comprises of 5,000 silver tiles. Inside, it houses a gold Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds. Finally, you will visit the National Museum – a museum dedicated to preserving the Khmer art. Among the hundreds of pieces are examples of pre and post Angkorian art.

Phnom Penh: S-21 Prison and Killing Fields Half-Day Tour

2. Phnom Penh: S-21 Prison and Killing Fields Half-Day Tour

At 8:00 AM, depart from your hotel and drive to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, located about 16 kms south of Phnom Penh. Here,you will experience a very moving and confronting experience. The Killing Fields were the final resting place for over 17,000 men, women, children and infants between 1975 and 1978. It is estimated the Khmer Rouge Regime took the lives of between 2 and 4 million Cambodians during their destructive and devastating time in control between 1975 and 1979. Your guide will provide you with a detailed tour of the fields. Continue to Tuol Sleng Museum. In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It rapidly became the largest center of detention and torture in the country. Prisoners were repeatedly tortured and coerced into naming family members and close associates, who were in turn arrested, brought to S21, tortured and eventually killed. Spend time discovering the harrowing truths of the prison. At 12:00 PM, your tour comes to an end and your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

Phnom Penh: Morning Market & Guided Breakfast Tour by Tuktuk

3. Phnom Penh: Morning Market & Guided Breakfast Tour by Tuktuk

See how Cambodians wake up and start their day with a morning market and breakfast tour by tuktuk. Discover hidden foodie gems, enjoy some amazing local coffee, and experience the vibrant Khmer culture – this is your chance to kick off your day like a local, with a local! Highlights Include: Meet Aunt Om who freshly prepares sesame donuts, one of Cambodia's most popular morning snacks, and see the passion she has to give each customer a smile. Pork & rice is by far the go-to breakfast for locals...but there's so much more than what's in the name. Grab a stool and sit street-side to find out why. Stroll through a bustling open-air market, try what's in-season, and walk away with a handmade souvenir - on us! Savory crepes prepared with ground pork, garlic, turmeric, coconut milk, and eggs, then eaten by hand in lettuce wraps. Enough said. Visit our favorite neighborhood joints and truly experience breakfast the local way. These are off the beaten path hidden gems. Finish with a signature coffee recipe that won this hip cafe the National Barista Gold Medal in Cambodia!

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: Tour of Tuol Sleng Prison and Choeng Ek Memorial

5. Phnom Penh: Tour of Tuol Sleng Prison and Choeng Ek Memorial

You will be picked up from your hotel at the preferable time you selected by a shared A/C transport to visit the highlights of Phnom Penh and learn more about the history of Cambodia from our professional tour guide, starting with S-21(Security Prison 21)of Tuol Sleng that was In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison. Spend time discovering the harrowing truths of the prison, and then drive to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, located about 16 kms south of Phnom Penh. You’ll visit the memorial built in memory of the more than 17,000 victims who were killed at Choeung Ek by the Khmer Rouge. Transfer you back after this half day tour completed.

Best of Phnom Penh: Half-Day Private City Tour

6. 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 transfer you back to your hotel.

Half Day Tour of Tuol Sleng and Choeng Ek Killing Field

7. Half Day Tour of Tuol Sleng and Choeng Ek Killing Field

Your Euro-Khmer guide will pick you up from the hotel that you stayed in Phnom Penh and our guide & driver drive you to the killing fields of Choeung Ek – 15 km south of Phnom Penh. The infamous killing fields have a bloody history. Once an orchard and a Chinese cemetery, the Khmer Rogue, lead by Pol Pot, turned the place into what became known as the killing fields. Over four years they massacred and buried 2.5 million people. After remembering the dead, return to Phnom Penh to visit Tuol Sleng Prison. Meaning hill of the poisonous trees, Pol Pot turned a once popular high school into a high security prison. 20,000 people were imprisoned there, many of whom were tortured for information. Today it serves as a museum and a reminder of darker days. Your Euro-Khmer guide will return you to your hotel or guesthouse in the early evening.

Phnom Penh's Killing Fields: 4-Hour Guided Tour

8. Phnom Penh's Killing Fields: 4-Hour Guided Tour

The peaceful stretch of green fields at Choeung Ek hide the horrors that occurred at the site in the 1970s. Located 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh, Choeung Ek was made famous in the movie called The Killing Fields. On this 4-hour guided tour you’ll visit the memorial built in memory of the more than 17,000 victims who were killed at Choeung Ek by the Khmer Rouge. The remnants inside the memorial and the mass graves that dot the area are reminders 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.

Phnom Penh: Killing Field & Village Car or Mini Van Tour

9. Phnom Penh: Killing Field & Village Car or Mini Van Tour

This tour of 4 hours will allow you to explore the brutality of the Khmer Rouge with a professional English Speaking tour guide. The Choeung Ek killing field is a former orchard and one of the mass grave sites found after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. After visiting Choeung Ek, you will take your private Car or Minivan to an authentic Cambodian village, where most people still live in the traditional manner established by their forefathers hundreds of years ago.  On the way to and from the village, you will witness the beauty of Cambodia's countryside and Local people, including rice fields on the side of the road.

From Phnom Penh: Oudong Stupas & Silver Smith Village

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

At 07:30 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. Heading back to Phnom Penh, stop at the silver smith village of Kompong Luong.

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What people are saying about Phnom Penh

Kim was a great tour guide. the car was beautiful and felt luxurious with great air con and my partner and I felt we got more out of this tour with the personal experiences of our incredible guide. there was a lovely balance of history and purpose intertwined with giving us some space to look in our own time. Kim's English was fantastic also and his knowledge of the survivors and relationship also made this tour special

Channak was a fantastic guide. We felt so honoured and privileged that he shared his personal experience with us. The tour shows a difficult part of Cambodia’s history and we were able see and listen to the stories of people who were there. It’s so sad but touching and a very important tour. Highly recommend. Thank you Channak.

Mr. Hong our guide used to be a history teacher, and his passion and talent for prividing information in a fascinating way made this trip so enjoyable. I wish I could have Mr. Hong guide us for our entire stay in Cambodia! the prison is very interesting to see, and I woukd highly recommend this tour.

The tour was great. Channak, the guide, explained very well the history and politics of Cambodia, giving also a personal context to the places we visited. very recommended

This tour and my guide was amazing. I would highly recommend this tour to other travelers.