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Phnom Penh 4D3N – Cambodia Adventures | Asia Tours

Phnom Penh 4D3N – Cambodia Adventures | Asia Tours

Cambodia,
 Cambodia
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Description

Phnom Penh, the vibrant capital of Cambodia, is a city steeped in rich history and cultural heritage. Nestled along the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Mekong, and Bassac rivers, Phnom Penh offers a unique blend of traditional Khmer architecture and French colonial influences. The city is renowned for its ornate Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the haunting Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which reflects Cambodia's tumultuous past under the Khmer Rouge regime.

4 Days Max People: 30 December, 2024
Min Age: +10 Pickup: Airport Languages: English
Departure & Return Location

Phnom Penh

Bedroom

DOUBLE/TWIN sharing room

Departure Time

Flexible

End Time

After 4 days

Price Includes

Tour Guide
Entrance Fees

Departure & Return Location

Phnom Penh

What To Expect

In Phnom Penh, visitors can expect a blend of ancient traditions and modern developments. Explore iconic landmarks such as the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the haunting Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which bears witness to Cambodia's tumultuous past. Indulge in the vibrant street food scene, sample exotic delicacies at local markets, or take a leisurely cruise along the scenic riverfront. Whether immersing oneself in history or savoring the city's culinary delights, Phnom Penh promises an unforgettable experience for every traveler.

Fly into Phnom Penh, the city that retains its traditional Khmer and colonial charm. French villas along tree-lined boulevards remind the visitor that the city was once considered the ‘pearl’ of Southeast Asia. Recent political changes have triggered an economic boom, with new hotels, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs springing up across the city.

Visit the Royal Palace compound built in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, it is the most conspicuous feature and also one of the impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearside the Royal Palace is the Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), which displays plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made of diamond, emerald, gold, and silver. Travelers will proceed to visit the Independence Monument which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodians took their country back from the French colony, continuing to the National Museum, the distinctive red building with beautiful Khmer architecture was built in 1917 and contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others.

This afternoon we will learn about the dark side of Cambodia – Its more recent turbulent and harrowing history. Initially, you visit the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (also known as S21), ironically a former school, located in a quiet Phnom Penh suburb, this was the infamous Khmer Rouge prison/torture center. Once you have gained an initial insight into the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime you will be driven 15 km from Phnom Penh to visit the ‘Killing Fields’. This is where Toul Sleng prisoners were forcibly marched and then executed; it is now a memorial site located in a beautiful tranquil setting.

Pick up time at 8h00 a.m. hotel lobby by local guide and driver then departure to visit Oudong was a royal residence and Cambodia’s capital for more than 250 years. In 1866 King Norodom moved the capital to Phnom Penh. During the Khmer Rouge Regime, the Oudong royal court was extensively damaged along with the other temples, monuments, and religious structures. Nowadays you can climb the hills and visit the temples and stupas containing the remains of several Khmer kings such as King Monivong and King Ang Duong. Restoration of damaged temples and religious monuments is still undergone with funding and donations by international NGOs. The summit of the hills of Oudong offers a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside. (The hills were also the site of some of the Khmer Rouge’s most prolonged resistance against the Vietnamese army in 1979.)

Silversmiths Village is on the way back to Phnom Penh. Here you can watch the craftsmen making beautiful Khmer-style silver crafts. Many families here have been in this business for generations, they used to supply to the Royal Court that, at times, was in residence at Oudong. Normally they work in a family unit, the house is the workshop where they make the crafts and sell them. As the price of raw silver went up a lot during the last few years, retail prices rose so much that wholesalers are unable to sell at those prices, this has forced some silversmiths to find other ways to earn a living.

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Phnom Penh airport for departure to the next destination. It’s time to say goodbye, we thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come again.

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  • Code: VF2012
  • Departure: Phnom Penh
  • Travel time: 4 Days/3 Nights
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  • Transport: Car
  • Routine: Phnom Penh - Cambodia
  • $450.00 x 1 guests$450.00
  • Booking fee + tax$10.00
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  • Other feesFree
  • Total495
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