Sambor Prei Kuk & Preah Kahn Temple
Duration: 3 days
Tour starts from:
Tour ends in: Phnom Penh
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Day 1 - Phnom Penh
Arrival in Phnom Penh
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 2 - Phnom Penh
Sightseeing in Phnom Penh
Cambodia's capital sits at the confluence of the Mekong, Bassac
and Tonle Sap rivers. Considered the loveliest of the
French-built cities of Indochina, it was founded as a small
monastery in 1372 by a rich Khmer woman called Penh, after she
found four Buddha statues in a tree trunk on the banks of the
Mekong. She set up the monastery on a nearby hill or "phnom" in
ROYAL PALACE AND SILVER PAGODA: the royal palace stands
on the site of the former citadel, Bantey Kev (built in 1813).
Visitors are not allowed to some portions of the grounds, as the
palace is the official residence of King Norodom Sihamoni. The
silver pagoda is often called the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha
or Wat Preah Kaeo after the statue housed there. The wooden
temple was originally built by King Norodom in 1892 and inside,
its floor is comprised of more than 5000 silver blocks which
together weigh nearly 6 tons.
NATIONAL MUSEUM: by a French archeologist and painter,
George Groslier, in Khmer style in 1920 to exhibit works
previously scattered throughout the country. It contains a
collection of Khmer art including the beautiful 6th century
bronze statue of Vishnu.
CENTRAL MARKET or RUSSIAN MARKET: Visit one of Phnom
Penh's two great markets. The Central Market is located in a
distinctive domed Art Deco building, and is filled with jewelry,
fabrics and all types of souvenirs. The Russian Market is a
sprawling labyrinth of stalls selling everything from CDs and
DVDs to silks, crafts, jewelry and more. Both are fascinating
places to browse.
Excursion to the Killing Fields
THE KILLING FIELDS OF CHOEUNG EK: people tortured in the
S-21 prison (a former school taken over in 1975 by the Khmer
Rouge and turned into a torture chamber) were brought here to be
executed. Many mass graves were found in this area.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 3 - Phnom Penh
Transfer to Phnom Penh International
Airport for departure flight to the next destination.
List of Accommodation:
Price per Person in U.S. Dollars
Included in the price:
- Accommodation and meals as
described (please note that some hotels provide only CBF).
- All transfers within the
journey, including pick-up at airport.
- Domestic airfares as states
in the itinerary in economy class.
- All entrance fees.
- English, French or German
speaking guides (other languages available upon request).
Not included in the price:
- Visa fees.
- Airport taxes.
- Personal expenses such as
drinks, laundry, souvenirs.
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