Discover the highlights of Phnom Penh on a full day tour that visits markets, the old French Quarter, Wat Phnom, old significant buildings and much more. Then, pay your respects to the dark history of the Cambodian Genocide with a visit to S21 and the Killing Fields.
Phnom Penh Living History
At 8 am you will meet your tuk tuk driver (no guide) at your hotel to start this unique tour, where you will discover and reveal Phnom Penh. Visit Phsar Kandal morning market and bite into all of its delicacies and mouth-watering street-eats. Go to the old French Quarter, which is home to fine colonial architecture; some buildings gorgeously restored, others beautifully decaying. Move on to the Buddhist temple of Wat Phnom, and understand the foundation on which Phnom Penh is built. Move through the city and pass Raffles Hotel, the old post building, the disused train station and Cambodia's largest market, Psah Thmei. You will have the chance to discover the market's offerings from antique coins, gold and shoes to plastic goods, flowers and food. After this city exploration, it is now time to pay respect to the dark history of the Cambodian Genocide. From 1976 to 1979 the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia with their own form of ultra-Marxism, resulting in the deaths of millions and destruction of the country that can still be felt today. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21), was once a high school and was converted into a detention and torture center during the Khmer Rouge regime. Tuol Sleng remains to remind and educate all people about this dark time in Cambodian history. After that, we then continue to visit another killing field called Cheung EK. After a full day tour, you will end your trip at your guesthouse, and the rest of the afternoon is free at your leisure. Overnight in Phnom Penh