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,
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Julie_T

A full Cambodian history

This was one of the most captivating tours I have ever been on. Cambodias history goes deep and we were able to hear all about it on our 6 hour tour. Our tour guide was fantastic and brought along photos and maps to ensure that we understood and could follow along as he shared the history. Fantastic job!
Written Jan 11, 2023

povilass2022

Nice trip

Good trip with guide Siphat. He gave good information about object we visited and also extra information about Phnom Penh in general
Written Dec 16, 2022

vanlimm

A MUST EXPERIENCE

Our group got Vibol as our guide. This tour is a must when one want to understand more about Cambodia and how the country become what it is today. Having a guide, one can understand the underlaying essence of how the citizen feel. Especially Vibol went through Pol Pot himself. I enjoy his cheeriness despite what had happened in the past. Having him as a guide is like having a living proof of history walking you through the past. I really enjoy it. It was knowledgeable!
Written Dec 02, 2022

Kenny_G_Inca2013

Exceptional tour guide.

Great tour of killing fields and museums. Our guide had relatives in the mass killings of the 1970’s so he has a personal touch to his comments. Pictures of the victims along with children are haunting.Royal place was closed for renovations.
Written Nov 23, 2022

mik_v

Confronting.

A small group tour. . Very knowledgeable guide patiently explaining the reasons behind the conflict . Confronting, sad, but so worthwhile. We missed the palace and the silver pagoda on this tour as it was still closed. Slightly annoyed as we didn't find out till the tour started. . In hindsight after the genocide museum and the killing fields I think we were all glad to finish early.
Written Nov 21, 2022

Neil D

Sobering and educational

It was an excellent lead trip. Our guide Thea was full of knowledge and very helpful with explanations areas of interest.
Written Nov 06, 2022

Elizabeth P

Genocide museum and killing fields.

Everything went smoothly. The museum and killings fields was sobering but we wanted to learn the history. Thea our guide was very knowledgeable.
Written Nov 06, 2022

Carole B

Closures

closures Great tour but day before advised them silver pagoda was closed for repair. Was offered the museum but this wasn’t so interesting. The guide kim was very good
Written Sep 25, 2022

gracelennon8

Best tour guide and driver in Phnom Penh

the knowledge and the (unfortunate) first hand experience of the atrocities of the khmer rouge allowed us to see a survivor’s story of our tour guide Sypaht. His knowledge of the Cambodian genocide was riveting and allowed us to really feel what he felt during this horrible time in history.
Written Sep 09, 2022

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