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
  • Phnom Penh
  • Small Group Tours (Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville)
  • 5h
  • 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.

from
USD $59 / Person

Price varies by group size

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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MagdaCzech

Great tour

Very emotional experience. Siphat was very nice and told me a lot of interesting stories and facts about Cambodia's history.
Written May 02, 2023

tilorenz

Very interesting

Thank you so much Siphat for being our guide on this Tour. We really enjoyed that Tour.Siphat gave us very detailed Information and facts about history, buildings, and the City Phnom Penh. It was excellent!
Written Apr 27, 2023

alisonbZ7078VU

Moving

This ended up being a private tour, as I was the only one who showed up. It’s pricey but worth it for the insights of my guide - Samat. His memories were fascinating but painful. Lovely man.The whole Killing Fields & Genocide Museum experience is harrowing. It’s shocking to think it all happened so recently. I would recommend this tour. It’s an important piece of history that should not be forgotten.
Written Apr 06, 2023

AdrianD2670

Mind blowing but with a sadness that only experience can tell.

We had a wonderful guide in Siphat who took us around each site. His own personal experience was something I hope no one ever has to go through. He was a wonderful guide and is a generous person. Thank you Siphat
Written Apr 05, 2023

Siebe v

Excellent and impressive tour!

Very impressive tour. I really got to know the story behind the near history of Phnom Penh. The tour guide Siphat (who speaks English and Russian very clearly), told me all information with a personal touch. It might not be the cheapest way to explore the city and the Khmer Rouge history, but i would certainly recommend it.
Written Apr 03, 2023

benjamindP8279ZH

Royal palace, S21, and killing fields. Very informative.

Siphat was an excellent tour guide for our trip around Phnom Penh. He was very knowledgeable and communicated English very well. I recommend his service.
Written Mar 30, 2023

lisamY9567YQ

Personalised experienced guide thanks Syphat

Awesome insight into the atrocities of the killing fields, by a fantastic guide who was very happy to share his own experiences in that time period.
Written Mar 24, 2023

Suzan B

Knowledgeable and Passionate Tour Guide

Siphat introduced us to Phnom Penh. He is passionate, seems to enjoy his work, and was attentive to our interests (e.g., my husband wanted to see woodworkers in the city). He has also experienced the genocide during the war personally, which made it even more interesting. Thank you, Siphat!
Written Mar 22, 2023

Elyse_J

Must-Do in Phnom Penh

This sobering and educational tour hit many highlights in Phnom Penh. My excellent and kind guide Sophy was extraordinary, and provided clear and relevant history and facts about both the Royal Palace and the Killing Fields/S-21. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city as an introduction and as an opportunity to bear witness to the recent history of Cambodia.
Written Mar 20, 2023

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