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Best of Phnom Penh: Half-Day Private City Tour

1. 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 Royal Palace, National Musuem and Wat Phnom Tour

2. 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.

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4.7 / 5

based on 94 reviews

It has been an unbeatable success to have taken this excursion with this tour operator, they have taken care that I could make a visit with enough time within my narrow margin on the day I had today I have to mention the interest, kindness, wisdom and knowledge of the guide Kim Without which the excursion would not have been the same, likewise the driver always pending to facilitate things with my luggage with everything of course regardless of what the visit is and the excursion itself, which is a marvel, you should not stop doing it is very interesting very complete but does not honor the tour operator and the guide

I really enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was very attentive in speaking English. Being Canadian I had no problem with it. He was very informative and efficient in how he organized the tour. Being a solo traveller, it was awesome having some to take my pictures of me being in the picture! Thanks again...

The Guide and Driver were excellent. Knowledge and English skills excellent. I would highly recommend this tour to every visitor to Phnom Penh. well Worth any extra cost!!!

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.

Wonderfull to see the Royal palace and Pagoda

The guide was very knowlegeable and enthousiastic. It was a great half day tour to see some of the most beautifull sites in Phnom Penh.