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Phnom Penh Day Trips

If you want to make sure you see all the Phnom Penh has to offer, you may wish to book a tour in advance through Viator. Viator offers a full range of full day and half day tours, excursions and even airport transfers in many of Southeast Asia's popular tourist destinations. By booking in advance through Viator, you'll be sure to get the tours you want, and you won't be suprised at the cost.
 

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Along The Mekong - 8 Days / 7 Nights  
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With unparalleled opportunities to explore the country's rural beauty and traditional culture, our Along the Mekong Cambodia tour is crafted for travellers seeking an authentic experience. We have also incorporated several charity-based excursions to support the local villagers and preserve the arts, crafts and natural beauty of the country.

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Architecture Paths Of Phnom Penh - Phnom Penh  
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Widen your understanding of Cambodian architecture and history with this fascinating tour of Phnom Penh. Explore the buildings of the 1950s and 1960s, whose designs reflect the vibrant cultural and political changes that were occurring in the country during that period. After a delicious lunch, travel by boat along the Tonle Sap River for views of the riverfront's colonial-era architecture and the local floating villages.

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Biking The Islands of Phnom Penh  
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Enjoy a leisurely bike ride through the countryside on this Phnom Penh day tour, discovering the diversity of the rural landscapes, passing small villages, schools and silk weaving houses. Travel by boat and ferry to river islands and pedal on small roads with no traffic stopping to meet friendly locals and taste local delicacies. This is a low environmental-impact day tour that will bring you closer to the real Cambodia!

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Fascinating Phnom Penh - 4 Days / 3 Nights  
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On this 4-day tour of Fascinating Phnom Penh, you will scratch beneath the surface of traditional sightseeing and go in search of 'authentic Cambodia'. While in the Cambodian capital you will venture out to rural villages and observe traditional ways of life meeting friendly locals along the way. Beyond this, discover culturally significant temples and receive a monk blessing, explore colorful markets and learn more about the country's perplexing history.

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Phnom Penh By Night - Phnom Penh  
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Gain a unique perspective of Phnom Penh with an evening tour. Visit the historic Royal Palace and National Museum before heading to Wat Phnom for views of the city in the late afternoon light. As the sun sets, embark on a dinner cruise where you will watch the city lights illuminate the skyline. Finish the evening with a relaxing cocktail at a riverfront bar.

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Phnom Penh Culinary Delights - Phnom Penh  
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Explore the delights of Khmer cuisine with this hands-on culinary experience. Start with a guided tour of the local food market before trying your hand at food preparation. Throughout the day, a professional chef will explain the local ingredients and their uses as well as teaching you traditional techniques and cooking methods. Enjoy a delicious lunch and dinner prepared with your newly acquired culinary skills!

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Phnom Penh Full Day Sightseeing - Phnom Penh  
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Explore the highlights of Cambodia's capital, scratching the surface of this dynamic city. Visit the glittering Royal Palace, home to the country's Royal Family. Continue to the National Museum, filled with artifacts dating back to the pre-Angkorian era. Stop at the hilltop Wat Phnom before glimpsing in to the tragic recent history of Cambodia at Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields, or search for bargains at the Russian Market.

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Phnom Penh Sightseeing Half Day - Phnom Penh  
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Gain an overview of the capital city's history and culture on this Phnom Penh half day guided trip. Begin at the opulent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, home to Cambodia's Royal family, and continue to the National Museum to explore antiques and artifacts tied to the ancient past. Finish the tour at the hilltop temple of Wat Phnom with panoramic views of the city.

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Takeo Getaway - Phnom Penh  
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Experience a traditional Cambodian town with an excursion to Takeo. Start with a visit to Phnom Chisor, a 10th century temple with beautiful views before continuing to Takeo. Explore the unique markets and visit traditional houses, as well as interacting with the friendly locals. Enjoy a boat trip along a small river, observe the local life, and visit ancient temples before returning to the capital.

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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields  
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
$ 34.40

Discover the history and horror of Phnom Penh's past on this half-day, small-group tour. Follow the path of one of the most tragic times of the 20th century – the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge – and see how the country has been rebuilt.

Phnom Penh was once a jewel in the crown of Indochina and a bustling outpost of French colonialism. Discover how that all changed with the rise of the Khmer Rouge and the beginning of the darkest, most tragic period in Cambodia’s recent history.

Your tour starts as you learn about the fateful day of April 17, 1975, when Phnom Penh was taken by the Khmer Rouge. See where journalists camped out to witness the fall of Phnom Penh.

Visit the infamous Tuol Sleng High School, which was turned into the S-21 prison camp. It was here, at this unassuming high school in the heart of the city, that the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime unfolded. It was a detention center for prisoners of the regime, where detainees were tortured and executed on a regular basis. The school is now the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and as you tour the museum, you’ll discover the brutality of the Khmer Rouge documented in the photos and memorabilia, including torture instruments.

Next, you’ll visit Choeung Ek, one of the most well-known sites of the Killing Fields. The Killing Fields are several sites in Cambodia where masses of people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge. Choeung Ek was home to large graves filled with bodies of those executed at Tuol Sleng. The pits no longer remain, but a large stupa (shrine) filled with more than 8,000 human skulls acts as a memorial and a grim reminder of the atrocities of war.

Finish the tour on a happier note – by sampling local snacks and learning how the country is moving forward into the future. Although this tour is confronting, it offers great insight into Asian political history and the struggles of the Cambodian people.

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