|Phnom Penh, Cambodia|
The city tour starts at the elegant Royal Palace, home of His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk. The Palace is actually a number of structures within a pagoda-style compound. An awe-inspiring sight, the throne room, or the main building has a tiered roof topped by a 59m tower. The Silver Pagoda is the royal chapel, located within the Royal Palace grounds but walled off in a separate enclosure. It takes its name from the estimated 5,000 silver tiles covering the floor of the main temple.
There is also the National Museum. It first opened in 1920. It is small, but harbours an astonishing wealth of Khmer stone, bronze, and wooden sculpture. Then you visit Wat Phnom; a small hill, founding place of the Phnom Penh. Afternoon, you will continue to Choeung Ek Killing Fields Site; a group of mass graves and a memorial stupa containing thousands of skulls.
Then you will return to the city to visit Russian Market (Psah Toul Tom Poung). This market has a more interesting and varied selection of souvenirs. Lunch will be served at Chao Praya Restaurant.