|Phnom Penh, Cambodia||Sightseeing Tours|
See Phnom Penh inside out with this fascinating and emotional full day city tour that takes in the top sights and attractions. Visit the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the killing fields of Choeung Ek and the Russian Market. Lunch at an acclaimed restaurant is included.
Visit the vast Royal Palace complex, which encompasses a number of structures within a magnificent pagoda-style compound. An awe-inspiring sight, the throne room has a tiered roof topped by a 59-metre tower. Of particular note is the Silver Pagoda, the royal chapel, which is walled off in a separate enclosure. It takes its name from the 5,000 silver tiles that cover the floor of the main temple. Each tile is made from one kilo of silver.
Continue to the superb National Museum, which was designed by French archaeologist and painter George Groslier in 1917, and was constructed in a traditional Khmer style by Cambodian craftsmen. This compact museum has wealth of Khmer stone, bronze and wooden sculptures, and gives you a fascinating glimpse into Cambodian culture. After this visit, head to Chao Praya restaurant for a delicious lunch.
Drive to the haunting killing fields Choeung Ek, where thousands were brutally murdered and dumped in mass graves by the Khmer Rouge. This is a heart-rending visit and the sight of a memorial stupa containing thousands of skulls offers a stark reminder of the tragedy that befell Cambodia.
Return to the city to visit the lively Russian Market (Psah Toul Tom Poung) which is packed with of stalls selling all sorts of jewellery, curios and silks. Meeting/pick-up point:
Hotels in central Phnom Penh. Duration:
Eight hours. Start/opening time: