Silk Waiver on Koh Dach
Souvenir shop in Russian Market
PHNOM PENH 2-DAY TOUR
DAY 1: Royal Palace – Silver Pagoda – National Museum – Tuol Sleng – Cheng Ek
7:45AM, pick up from your hotel to for the city orientation and visit the most highlights of Phnom Penh including Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), displays plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver. Continue to the nearby National Museum, built in 1917 it is an exceptional example of traditional architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and displaying Khmer art and sculptures. Hundreds of pieces are housed here including both pre-and post-Angkorian pieces.
In the afternoon, visit the notorious genocide Tuol Sleng Museum. The museum displays include room after room of these photographs of men, women and children covering the walls from floor to ceiling; virtually all the people tortured were later killed. Continue to the Killing Field of Cheng Ek, the site where Khmer Rouge soldiers killed the innocents after imprisoning and torturing in Tuol Sleng. The visit to these sites provides us a deep insight into the painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge.
Transfer back to the hotel, and overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 2: Koh Dach – Wat Phnom – Independence Monument – Russian Market
In the morning, enjoy the boat trip along the Mekong River to Koh Dach Island. From the pier Kos Dach, have a nice walk to visit the village of traditional handicraft production of silk dyeing & weaving. Have a nice chat to villagers and observe the activities of their daily life, visit pagoda and agriculture farm. Return back to Phnom Penh by sailing slowly along the river to enjoy the scenery of green vegetation and fishing village.
In the afternoon, visit Wat Phnom (Phnom Doun Penh), a pagoda founded in 1373 for the Buddha statues and later give its name to the capital Phnom Penh. Move to visit to the Independence Monument, which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony.
Continue to visit the Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong), a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewelry, gems, silk, kramas, stone and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs and other souvenirs.
Transfer back and tour ends at the hotel.
TOUR PRICE IN US$ PER PERSON