Phnom Penh Sightseeing - Half Day
Today’s tour will begin at 08:00. Learn all about the history and culture of the capital on this guided, half day tour of Phnom Penh. Start with a visit to the Royal Palace, located in the centre of town. The palace was built in 1866 at the end of the French colonial era. Walk through the sprawling compound and learn about the Kingdom’s Royal Family and the role they place in modern Cambodia. Visit the Palace’s Silver Pagoda and admire the 5,000 silver tiles that line the floors. There is also an impressive collection of Buddha images housed in the pagoda.
Continue to the National Museum. The museum is housed in a traditional Khmer-style building and surrounded by lush, tropical gardens. Wander through the hallways, stopping to examine the impressive collections of ancient Khmer artefacts. There are nearly 5,000 items on display dating back to the 4th century.
The final stop is at Wat Phnom. The hilltop temple is located on the site where the city was originally established many years ago. From this vantage point, enjoy sweeping views of Phnom Penh and see the mix of old, colonial buildings and gleaming modern structures.
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