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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randolphm549

Great overview of the city!

Our guide Lay was great! There were just 2 of us in the tour and she made sure explain the history of sites we visited and additional information about the city. Her passion was evident and she has my recommendation for anyone wanting to explore and learn about city and country!
Written Jan 23, 2020

DAKARAI_L

Incredibly interesting introduction to Cambodia

Well paced and impeccably planned itinerary. Even with the local traffic, we never missed a beat.Cambodia’s royal family and the Khmer Rouge genocide are not nearly as well known as their European counterparts. Our guide, Lay could have provided more insight and back story as we rode between destinations.
Written Dec 01, 2019

cindy_heng

Great Experience

We booked this tour while in Phnom Penh and I do not regret it. My family is from Phnom Penh and barely made it through the genocide. It was helpful to have an English speaking tour guide to provide helpful information regarding each of these places. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable regarding all of the tour locations. Just an FYI, women, please bring a sweater or jacket to cover up your shoulders and also your legs (long dresses/skirts are helpful and not too hot). It's our of respect for the culture and traditions.
Written Sep 02, 2019

RomleeM1

Emancipation, self-gratification

After reading so much of Khmer Rouge Regime, we decided to see ourselves the destruction during their rule in Cambodia.
Written Aug 19, 2019

802iant

Personal and informative tour in many ways

We booked a group tour but as we were the only couple we were fortunate to have Mr Chhavirak to ourselves for the tour driven around on a tuk tuk which added to the experience. Mr Chhavirak was a fantastic host and guide who gave us an insight and background to the history of the Palace and the symbolic meaning of the architecture of the Royal Palace buildings including the Silver Palace. During the journey to their killing fields and he gave an overview of the chronological historical happenings and the geo political issues of the time so we could appreciate how such horrors could manifest themselves. The killing fields are current with clothes and bones still surfacing after each monsoon and were made more poignant by Mr Chhavirak's personal account of how his father was lost during the Kyhmer Rouge reign of terror and his own ordeal to survive along with his mother. The S21 prison is a brutal, tangible reminder of what the surviving population endured from the brutal regime and we were guided informatively by our guide who was keen to ensure the world knew what occurred. This tour is perhaps not the most enjoyable due to its content ( except the a Royal Palace and grounds which are stunning) but it is a must do educational trip that is enlightening. Ours was particularly due to Mr Chhavirak.
Written Jul 21, 2019

christine_t

excellent - we had a very knowledgeable guide Long Voolay as well as our driver. even the recommended lunch was perfect

Long Vouchlay was very knowledgeable and even our lunch, she recommended a restaurant with beautiful view, delicious food & reasonable prices. I highly recommend this tour
Written Jun 10, 2019

Karen_G

Worth Visiting

I am glad we visited in the low season.Not many tourists and apparently cooler, even though May was extremley Hot.We found a half day was more than enough.
Written May 29, 2019

jfsl

A Poignant and Personal Phnom Penh Tour

Our guide Syphat helped us appreciate both the beauty and the sadness of local history, from the royal palace to the killing fields. He was punctual, professional and friendly throughout our tour, and gave us excellent advice on restaurants and evening entertainment.
Written Jan 01, 2019

T9057YLhelenl

5 star service from a 5 star guide

From start to finish our tour was very good. We are picked up by Siphat and our driver early in an air conditioned car. He gave us lots of information about Phnom Penh on our drive to the killing fields. When we arrived he gave us cold water and told us the story of the Khmer fields. Siphat was so knowledgable and it was touching to hear his lived experience of the Khmer Rouge and the effect it had on his family as well as other Cambodians. On the way back to the city he told us about the locals life and gave us recommendations for restaurants, markets and supermarkets. Although the topic was sad our tour guide was amazing!
Written May 06, 0223

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