Private tour of Phnom Penh
Private half-day tour of Phnom Penh
Visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, National Museum and Wat Phnom
Gain an overview of the capital city's history and culture on this Phnom Penh half day tour. Begin at the opulent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, home to Cambodia's Royal family, and continue to the National Museum to explore antiques and artifacts tied to the ancient past. Finish the tour at the hilltop temple of Wat Phnom with panoramic views of the city.
City sightseeing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phnom Penh was once considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history, it still retains a colonial charm. Cambodia’s capital is a bustling city, majestically located at the confluence of the mighty rivers of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap. Wide tree-lined boulevards and many colonial-era buildings reflect the glorious days and add to the allure of the city, where Asian and Western traditions meet in a fascinating way.
Visit the Royal Palace, dating back to 1866 and the last palace built during the French colonial period. The same complex houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5000 heavy silver tiles that cover its floors. Its original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In this temple you will view a collection of Buddhas in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze.
Continue to the nearby National Museum, which was built in traditional Khmer style. It houses the world’s foremost collection of ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological, and religious artefacts from the 4th to the 13th centuries. Over 5,000 pieces are on display, constituting the repository of the Kingdom’s cultural wealth.
End your tour at Wat Phnom, a contemporary hilltop pagoda that stands at the founding place of the city.
- Half-day private guide, car and driver
- Entrance fees as mentioned above
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Meals, entrance fees not mentioned above
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities for driver/guide