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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Mosavitra75

Best experience in our all holidays

If I could give TEN STARS i would but unfortunately there are only 5 stars, Mr Oung Syphat was so interesting that we were glued to his speech. We learned a lot. It was an amazing visit. I would recommend him to anybody visiting Phnom Penh. The best guide you could ever meet. Thanks to him the Khmer history is made easy. Thank you, Monsieur
Written Aug 17, 2022

606mayib

Met new friends, learned so much!

It was my first time touring alone and my guides Kuya Syphat and Kuya Pum made sure that I was very comfortable and informed me of the history of the places we went to. I'm not one who is used to taking photos so I was very pleased with Kuya Syphat always reminding me to take photos so I'll have memories and stories to look back to. It was a very emotional day listening to the survivors of the genocide share their stories personally, but it opened my eyes to the atrocities that happened and the reform that ensued thereafter. I would recommend this tour especially to those traveling alone or with a small group as it is really interesting to hear not just about the tour spots but also their personal experiences and even how it shapes the current events of Cambodia. Very very happy I booked this trip!
Written Aug 13, 2022

Ethan Q

Phnom Penh Tour

Awesome experience for anyone that want to not only visited, but learn little about the history of Cambodia from a local that lives here. First stop was the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda was close, where I learn about the different religion that shape the country. The second location was the Genocide Museum, where you are reminded of how valuable life can be. The bonus was to be able to meet the survivors of the prison. Lastly, the Killing Fields, where you can pay respect the countless people that have lost their lives.Overall I had a great time. Tour guide, Vibol is very knowledgeable with over 20yrs experience , made the trip worth wild.
Written Aug 06, 2022

mandyapolis

A must do in Phnom Penh. 6 out of 5 stars!!!!

Despite the Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace being closed, our wonderful tour guide took us around Phnom Penh, the river walk, local monasteries, the Natural History Museum, Wat Phnom, and Tuol Sleng S-21. (We had already gone to Choeung Ek yesterday on our own so our wonderful guide made a new itinerary for us.) Oung Syphat speaks Russian and English and was an incredible resource for us to learn about his own experiences during the Khmer Rouge years.The ride was comfortable, with plenty of AC and cold water. Tuol Sleng was an emotionally moving experience and I would highly recommend to have a guide like Syphat walk you through the history.We had a blast seeing Phnom Penh through the eyes of a local- thank you, Syphat for everything!! Ar Kun!!!
Written Jul 25, 2022

Zaira Y

This is a must do if you are in Phnom Penh!

I highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide Syphat was absolutely amazing. He was so kind, very knowledgeable and let us go at our own pace. The history is so sad but so important to learn. Our diver Pun was also incredible. We felt so safe with him. Thank you Syphat and Pun for this experience!
Written Jul 17, 2022

Curiosity21954852539

must see site

Nice guide with a lot of good information. Car had a good AC and we could do everything on time. It’s worth to know a little about it
Written Jul 09, 2022

Charlie_E

Brilliant city tour

Gao was an excellent tour guide for the trip. He knew a lot about the sights and the history and culture of the country. Overall he was very knowledgeable, thoughtful and personable
Written Feb 22, 2022

kathleen_m

Half day tour of Killing S21 and Genocide

Was a fabulous tour with our guide to the killing fields and S21 and Genocide Museum ... he had also been able to offer his own views due to loosing family to the killing fields and was very knowledgeable. The tour only had 4 of us which was really good small group and got picked up and dropped off at hotel . Recommend this tour
Written Feb 01, 2022

Gillcoz

Sad but interesting

Really enjoyed this trip. Started off at the royal palace then the genocide museum and finally the Killing fields. We are a group of 6 and were picked up from our hotel with our own bus and private tour guide. She was very informative and let us have as much time as we wanted in each place. Each place is definitely worth a visit. She even pointed out things around the city and dropped us off near the waterside rather than back to our hotel. Highly recommended this tour
Written Jan 23, 2020

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