Phnom Penh Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (5h)

Overview

Discover the great palaces and pagodas of Phnom Penh on a day tour, and visit the Royal Palace of Cambodia, see the 5,329 silver tiles of the Silver Pagoda, and infamous Tuol Sleng Museum. Admire Khmer era architecture, and learn about the notorious Killing Fields and Get stunning views of the Tonle Sap and Mekong on from the River Side before heading back to your hotel.

Highlights
 
  • Itinerary combines two top Phnom Penh destinations
  • Explore Tuol Sleng with a guide for more in-depth understanding
  • Included entrance fees mean no extra costs upon arrival
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Phnom Penh hotels

Price Per Person in USD

1 Pax
99$

Per Person

2 Pax
79$

Per Person

3 Pax
79$

Per Person

4 Pax
79$

Per Person

5 Pax
75$

Per Person

6 Pax
69$

Per Person

7 Pax
63$

Per Person

8 Pax Plus
59$

Per Person

  • Duration 5h
  • Experienced Tour Guide English
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Free Cancellation 48 Hours Before Tour Starts
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted

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Itinerary
Following a hotel pick-up, your guide will take you to the Royal Palace, built in 1866 by the French after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong. Located on the western banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, the palace complex features stunning Khmer architecture, divided into 4 main compounds.


The grounds of the Palace are also home to the Silver Pagoda, which received its name because its floor is made of 5,329 silver tiles. Learn about the Khmer kings, resident at all times, with the exception of the period when the Khmer Rouge took control in 1975. See gold and jeweled Buddha statues in the Silver Pagoda, and the Angkor Wat style Bell Tower.

Then, learn about the turbulent years of the Khmer Rouge at the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum. Located in a former high school that was used as the notorious Security Prison 21, the Genocide Museum traces the story of the Killing Fields and the torture and executions that took place from 1975-79. See exhibits that tell the stories of some of the estimated 20,000 prisoners that were killed.

Return to the city center and and get stunning views of the Tonle Sap and Mekong River Side before heading back to your hotel.

Important Information

What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Small-Group Tour / Private
  • Transportation for 1-2 pax will be by tuk tuk and 3 pax-up will be by a minivan
  • Experience English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance fee/Tickets
  • Cold bottled water during tours

What's Not Included

  • Cambodia visa
  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Pickup Time

Between 7:30-8:30AM, please ready from 7:30AM till pick up before 8:30AM

Pickup Point

Pick up from your hotel in Phnom Penh

Guest Reviews

5.0

54 reviews

Total review count and overall rating based on Green Era Travel, Viator, Tripadvisor,
GetYourGuide and Google reviews

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Gareth

Hong Kong, China

A memorable and valuable experience.

Booked this tour whilst visiting Phnom Penh with my father. We opted for a tour with an English speaking (Russian too if that's your preference) guide and driver who provided valuable and informative experience in a very friendly manner. Siphat our tour guide, provided us with rare first hand experience of the troubled times and we thank him wholeheartedly for sharing it with us. We definitely gained more insight through booking Siphat as our English speaking guide than we would have going it alone. The day was very flexible and catered to any needs we had. We visited some local carpenters as my father had an interest. The driver provided us with ample amounts of beverages to keep us hydrated throughout the day. They offered to stop anywhere we liked if we were hungry or wanted coffee, etc. They were a very accommodating team. I would definitely recommend this tour company and Siphat as a tour guide to anyone who was looking to learn about Cambodia's history and culture.
Written Aug 15, 2023

SaundersOutback

Phnom Penh City Tour with Mr Thach

Absolutely brilliant tour. Our guide Mr Thach was great, very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend this tour and especially with Mr Thach. We have a lovely clean van and the driver was very nice too. Phnom Penh City Tour with Mr Thach
Written Aug 10, 2023

Edwin M

Empfehlenswerte und sehr informative Tour. Ein Muss wenn man in Phnom Penh ist.

Interessante Tour mit einem sehr erfahrenen Guide. Er hat uns viel über die teilweise traurige Vergangenheit und die politischen Hintergründe von Kambodscha erzählen können. Gutes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis. Absolut Empfehlenswert.
Written Jul 11, 2023

SarahMP1967

Best guide in Phnom Penh.

We give Syphat our guide 5 stars! Excellent knowledge on the trip. He picked us up on time. Spent ages showing us everything. We only had 1 day in Phnom Penh and we couldn't have spent it with anyone better. Thank you. Sarah and Stephanie.
Written Jul 09, 2023

J8514YDroys

Highly insightful private tour of Phnom Penh Genocide Museum and Killing Fields with survivor Siphat

My partner and I contacted Green Era Travel to request a guided tour of the Genocide Museum and Killing Fields near Phnom Penh. We wanted to see this difficult part of Cambodia’s history through the eyes of a Cambodian person. Siphat, our guide, certainly gave us the experience we were looking for. Siphat personally survived the Cambodian genocide. He was eleven years old when the Khmer Rouge forced his family from Phnom Penh to the countryside and killed his father, sisters, and grandmother. Siphat shared his firsthand account with clarity and courage. He led us through the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center giving factual explanations of what happened there. We were able to have a two-way conversation in English with Siphat. Siphat was generous with his time. He answered all our questions and allowed us to process what we saw. We were honored to spend this half day with Siphat. Afterwards, on the half-hour drive from the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center back to central Phnom Penh, Siphat also shared lighter conversation about our lives and Cambodian culture. He knowledgeably told us about other sights in Phnom Penh and Cambodia to help us plan the rest of our trip. Green Era Travel provided a tuk-tuk and driver for the day with pick up and drop off in Phnom Penh. We appreciated the cold water in the vehicle. Highly recommended.
Written Jun 29, 2023

1580AOkd

Amazing tour and great tour guide

Very informative tour. The tour guide Siphat was very knowledgeable and extremely funny! Had a wonderful time with him.
Written Jun 02, 2023

HectorA4

Siphat 5 stars

Siphat is an excellent guide. He explained every single detail of the tour with passion and knowledge. He's also a very kind and humble person.
Written May 25, 2023

B2296PQgrantw

Excellent guide.

Siphat was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable and spoke good English. I would highly recommend him for any tours in Phnom Penh.
Written May 22, 2023

Tonytol

Real life horror stories from survivor tour guide survivor Siphat

Such a wonderful but sad experience we thank our tour guide Siphat for his passionate story telling of living through the horror of the killing fields.Rest of the tour was interesting and really happy with how it all went. Highly recommend 6 stars
Written May 08, 2023

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