Phnom Penh City Full Day Tour - Phnom Penh- Centre
Phnom Penh City Full Day Tour: We explore “the hidden pearl of Asia” with a guided tour of the city stopping at sites of interest along the way, including: The spectacular Royal Palace (a classic example of royal Khmer architecture), Silver Pagoda (Emerald Buddha), newly erected statue commemorating the late King Father (Sihanouk), the pagoda at Wat Phnom, the Silver Pagoda and Independence Monument. After lunch we continue our tour of Phnom Penh by taking a sobering walk through Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21).
Here there are stark and moving reminders of Cambodia’s recent tragic past. Our expert guide will explain the historical, political and social context of the bleak period of Khmer history which followed the fall of Phnom Penh in April 1975. Then continue on to Choeung Ek Memorial, one of the infamous Killing Fields, where the Khmer Rouge executed around 17,000 of the estimated 2 million Cambodians who perished under the Pol Pot regime. Finally we take you back to your hotel.