Two Days Discovery-Phnom Penh City
Let's discovery the the historical wonder and other impressive attraction of Phnom Penh capital city such as Royal palace, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum or S21 prison,Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, a memorial monument constructed out of 9000 dead bodies excavated from the killing field, Udong Mountain and Mekong silk island, Independent Monument...
- Duration 8 hours
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Day1- Explore Phnom Penh City.
We recommend you to depart from your hotel at 8:00 am to visit a prison was used during Khmer Rough names as Toul Sleng Genocide Museum or S21 prison and then we continue to visit the massive killing field, Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, a memorial monument constructed out of 9000 dead bodies excavated from the killing field. We will take a break for lunch in downtown before we continue to visit Royal Palace. We usually spend about an hour to an hour and a half for exploring the King Royal Palace before we take you back to your hotel. All visitors are allowed to see only the throne hall and a clutch of buildings surrounding it and guests must wear shorts that reach to the knee, and T-shirts or blouses that reach to the elbow; otherwise they will have to buy an appropriate sarong as a covering at the ticket booth.
The royal palace is always busy on Sundays when the local tourists come to pay their respects, but being among crowds of locals can be a fun way to experience the place. You enter into the eastern portion of the palace compound near the Chan Chaya Pavilion. Performances of classical Cambodian dance were once staged in this pavilion, which is still sometimes lit up at night to commemorate festivals or anniversaries. The main attraction in the palace compound is the Throne Hall, topped by a 59m-high tower inspired by the Bayon at Angkor. The Throne Hall is used for coronations and ceremonies such as the presentation of credentials by diplomats. Many of the items once displayed here were destroyed by the Khmer Rouge. South of the Throne Hall, check out the curious iron Napoleon III Pavilion. Given to King Norodom by Napoleon III of France, it was hardly designed with the Cambodian climate in mind.
Day2- Explore Udong Mountain & Mekong silk island.
We recommend you to start at 8:30 am from your hotel after you have enjoyed your breakfast. We will drive you to the northwest of the modern capital Phnom Penh, Phnom Udong mountain. Udong is served as the capital of Cambodia under several sovereigns between 1618 and 1866, during which time ‘victorious’ was an optimistic epithet, as Cambodia was in terminal decline. A number of kings, including King Norodom, were crowned here. The main attractions today are the twin humps of Phnom Udong which have several stupas on them. Both ends of the ridge have a very good landscape of the Cambodian countryside, dotted with innumerable sugar-palm trees. We will take a lunch break after the ending of Udong's tour.
After a lunch break, we continue to visit the silk farm at Koh Dach Island. It is a picturesque island located on the banks of Mekong River, on the upstream of Phnom Penh city and it is one of the popular tourist destinations in Kandal province as well as in Cambodia. The entire area of Koh Dach island covers 30 square kilometres of land lying on the shores of Mekong River. We can reach this island by availing boats.