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Understand Phnom Penh’s turbulent history by examining its architecture. Travel with a local expert through the capital’s streets, learning the stories behind crumbling structures and faded facades. Get a closer look at colonial vestiges with dinner at a historic, heritage building.

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Khmer Architecture tour - Half Day

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Take a closer look at Phnom Penh, discovering its heritage through its architecture. Start with an excursion around the city. Travel by remork (Cambodian tuk-tuk) and explore the capital with an expert from Khmer Architecture organisation.

The tour will focus on edifices from the 1950s and 60s. Learn about the political and cultural situation of Cambodia at that time. International influences were reaching the country and architects fused traditional design with aspects of European, Russian and American styles. The guide will explain how the architects adapted the buildings based on the materials available in Cambodia and the tropical climate. Although overlooked at the time, this style has now been dubbed ‘New Khmer Architecture’ and is recognized as a milestone in Khmer culture.

Armed with this background information, it is easier to see the influence of cultural shifts on the landscapes of Phnom Penh. See an eclectic mix of structures built during various eras of recent history.

Following the architecture tour of Phnom Penh, head to a heritage building for dinner. Enjoy the colonial atmosphere at Khema la Poste, opposite the post office in the heart of the old French Quarter. This is the perfect place to wind down and appreciate the rich heritage of Phnom Penh’s architecture. (D)

Children aged between 2 and 12 years at the time of travel will receive a 15% discount off the Adult Price.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Our Services include:

  •   Local English speaking guide for the Khmer architecture tour only
  •   Transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicles
  •   Architecture tour by local tuk tuk
  •   Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  •   Dinner at Khema la Poste
  •   Bottled water

Our Services do not include:

  •   Drinks and personal expenses
  •   Personal travel insurance
  •   Tips for guide   driver
  •   Any other items not mentioned

Dinner is included.

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