GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE FASCINATING PHNOM PENH TOUR

 

DESTINATION OVERVIEW

Embrace Phnom Penh’s richness of culture and history by venturing the city and surrounding on rickshaw, boat and on foot to have a close look into Cambodian life in the capital city. Partake in a Buddhist ceremony and be blessed by monks for happiness and good lucks. Learn with local chefs to connect with Khmer food culture. Do all of this through the fascinating Phnom Penh tour with Orient Skyline Travel!

 

DESTINATION INCLUDED

Phnom Penh

 

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover Cambodian culture via traditional dancing performance and recipe
  • Embrace Phnom Penh’s diversity culture and historical highlights
  • Get a glimpse of Cambodia’s past while visit the former capital city

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Shared twin accommodation or double room in selected hotels
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English speaking local guide (a supplement is applied for other language)
  • Tour transferred by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees during guided visits
  • Daily bottled water and cold tissues
  • Excursions as mentioned
  • Service charges

THROUGH THE FASCINATING PHNOM PENH TOUR, YOU WILL DISCOVER

 

Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh

On your arrival at Phnom Penh airport, be greeted by your guide and transfer to the hotel.

Considered as the Orient’s most beautiful city and despite the recent darkest history, Phnom Penh still remains beautiful city of colonial charm.

After check in and a short relaxing break, be welcome by a cyclo driver and he will take you around on his cyclo to visit the highlights of Phnom Penh. Your visit includes the hilltop temple of Wat Phnom where the city founding story began, then the Royal Palace. This destination dates back to 1866 and houses the Silver Pagoda in within, the name comes after its floors are covered with over 5000 silver tiles. In the pagoda, there is a great collection of Buddha statues in gold, silver and bronze.

The last in the morning, visit National Museum of the Khmer style. There you will enjoy the comprehensive collection of over 5,000 pieces of ancient Khmer archaeological artistic and religious artifacts date from the 4th to the 13th centuries.

During the afternoon, hop on a river boat for an atmospheric sunset cruise, refresh with a coconut drink and enjoy watching how Phnom Penh’s riverfront streets lighting up in the evening.

Tonight, enjoy dining in the renowned Foreign Correspondents’ Club in the riverside street. Enjoy the dinner in the breeze from confluence of the Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap rivers.

Spend the night in hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 2: Phnom Penh (B, L)

After breakfast, transfer to the infamous Tuol Sleng, the Genocide Museum. The building was a former high school then was occupied by the Khmer Rouge and renamed “S-21” to use as their main torture and detention center. After that, visit Choeung Ek known as the Killing Fields. A moving place to visit but important to understand and appreciated Cambodia better today.

After experiencing Cambodia’s tragic past, get the faces brighten up and cheer up with the Khmer’s modern life. Return to the city for lunch at Le Lotus Blanc, a hospitality training place and operated under the humanitarian organization Pour un Sourire d’Enfant or For the Smile of a Child that provides education and training for the street children in Phnom Penh.

Transfer to visit two colorful markets of Phnom Penh, Central Market and the Russian Market. These are the best place in the city for souvenirs from wood and stone and clothe from silk.

In the evening, enjoy a very special show from Cambodian dancing arts performance by Cambodian Living Arts (CLA). A rotating program is offering consisting of 3 unique performances: Children of Bassac, Mak Therng and Passage of Life (Music and Theatre). Oct-Mar shows operated daily except Sun, Apr-Sep on Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat only.

After one hour show, return to the hotel for the night in Phnom Penh.

Day 3: Phnom Penh – Udong – Phnom Penh (B, L)

Today, after breakfast visit Wat Botum temple founded in 1422 therefore it is one of five original Buddhist temples in Phnom Penh. In this temple, partake in a ceremony that Wat Botum monks will celebrate a sacred blessing ceremony for you, wishing you health and a safe journey – a unique travel experience!

From blessing ceremony, join in a cooking class to gain the insight understanding the art of Khmer cooking cuisine. First, stroll through a local market with an explanation from guide about the Cambodian vegetables, spices and other ingredients, then following the guidance of your chef, you will observe and then practice Khmer cuisine techniques creating your own dishes for lunch!

Continue the way to Oudong hill passing through villages of the scenic countryside with rice fields, before reaching Oudong, stop to visit a local family workshop that is producing sugar from palm fruits. After reaching to the top of the hill filled with Buddhist stupa, enjoy the spectacularly great views over the rural villages in distance.

On the way returning to Phnom Penh, take a visit toVipassana Dhura Buddhist Meditation Center to learn more about the school of the Insight Meditation.

Return to Phnom Penh and spend the night in the hotel.

Day 4: Phnom Penh – Departure (B)

Enjoy breakfast and use the day at leisure. Take a short transfer to the airport for the departing flight.

 

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Fascinating Phnom Penh
Fascinating Phnom Penh
Fascinating Phnom Penh
Fascinating Phnom Penh
Fascinating Phnom Penh
Fascinating Phnom Penh
Fascinating Phnom Penh
Fascinating Phnom Penh