Phnom Penh City Tour is a wonderful shore excursion for cruise ship passengers who stop at Sihanoukville Port and want to discover all the hidden charms and beauties of Phnom Penh in 1 day. By booking Phnom Penh City Tour, you not only have a great chance to see the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Tuol Sleng Museum, Russian Market, Chaktomuk River, but also enjoy the best food in the world.
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Phnom Penh is the capital and most populous city of Cambodia. It has been the national capital since the French protectorate of Cambodia and has grown to become the nation’s primate city and its economic, industrial, and cultural Centre.
Phnom Penh succeeded Angkor Thom as the capital of the Khmer nation but was abandoned several times before being reestablished in 1865 by King Norodom. The city formerly functioned as a processing center, with textiles, pharmaceuticals, machine manufacturing, and rice milling. Its chief assets, however, were cultural.
Institutions of higher learning included the Royal University of Phnom Penh (established in 1960 as Royal Khmer University), with schools of engineering, fine arts, technology, and agricultural sciences, the latter at Chamkar Daung, a suburb. Also located in Phnom Penh were the Royal University of Agronomic Sciences and the Agricultural School of Prek Leap.
The city was nicknamed the “Pearl of Asia” for its early 20th century colonial French architecture, which included Art Deco works. Phnom Penh, along with Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, are significant global and domestic tourist destinations for Cambodia. Founded in 1372, the city is noted for its historical architecture and attractions.
It became the national capital in 1434 following the fall of Angkor, and remained so until 1497. It regained its capital status during the French colonial era in 1865. There are a number of surviving colonial-era buildings scattered along the grand boulevards.
On the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Mekong, and Bassac Rivers, Phnom Penh is home to more than 2 million people, approximately 14% of the Cambodian population. The Greater Phnom Penh area includes the nearby Ta Khmau city and some districts of Kandal province. The city has hosted numerous regional and international events, the most notable being the 2002, 2012, and 2022 ASEAN Summit, the 32nd Southeast Asian Games, and the 12th ASEAN Para Games.
Phnom Penh will be the first Cambodian city and the second city in Southeast Asia to host the Asian Youth Games in 2029. So you should join Phnom Penh City Tour when traveling to Cambodia.
- Port of Call: Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, Cambodia
- Meeting Location: Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, Cambodia
- End Location: Sihanoukville Autonomous Port, Cambodia
- Duration: 7 – 9 hours
- Transportation: Private transport with well air-conditioned and seat belts
- Tour Type: Phnom Penh Shore Excursions
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Medical Concerns: Please let us know if you have any of allergy to your food
Phnom Penh City Tour Itinerary
At 08:00 Am: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port and transfer to visit Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Starting the Phnom Penh City Tour – Shore Excursions with Vietnam Shore Excursions. You will have a great chance to admire many beautiful landscapes and views along the way to Phnom Penh.
Our first stop of the Phnom Penh City Tour is the grandeur of the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morakot). A spectacular lavish structure, the Silver Pagoda features a silver-covered floor, a Baccarat-crystal Buddha perched on a gilded pedestal and a life-sized solid-gold Buddha encrusted with nearly 1,000 diamonds.
Continuing the Phnom Penh City Tour, we will take you to visit the nearby National Museum, which houses one of the largest collections of Khmer art in the world. See well-presented exhibits on Hindu and Buddhist artifacts including daily objects and ceramics dating back from the Neolithic period. Have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to visit the Tuol Sleng Museum. Originally a high school compound, Tuol Sleng was converted to the S-21 prison camp when the Khmer Rouge rose to power in 1975. Inside, you’ll see hundreds of prisoners’ portrait photos lining the walls, together with photographs and memorabilia documenting the barbarism of Khmer Rouge army.
Keep doing the Phnom Penh City Tour, we will visit Russian Market (Psar Tuol Tom Poung Market) for a change of atmosphere. From freshly caught fish, household paraphernalia to antiques and designer brand knock-offs – you can find nearly whatever you seek there. Soak up the vivid sights and the tantalizing smell of iced coffee, snacks, and noodles as you enter the middle of the market.
In our Phnom Penh City Tour, you should not miss the Chaktomuk River Cruise before returning to Sihanoukville Autonomous Port for your departure. Trip ends.
English speaking guide, Air-conditioned transport, Lunch at local restaurant, Entrance fees at all tourist sites, Boat, Cold water, Wet Tissues
Drinks, Tips for guides and drivers, Travel Insurance, any costs not included above
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Terms & Conditions
We ask for a 60 % deposit on your receipt of our PayPal invoice for this Phnom Penh City Tour. The rest of the balance you will pay at the end of your tour in cash – $USD or local currency VND at the exchange rate prevailing on the day or pay online in advance by (PayPal/ Credit, Debit Card). Your booking will be instantly confirmed with ticket booking.
Please note: We will charge an extra 3% for bank services if you pay your deposit or the total of payment via PayPal, Credit cards, Debit Card.
Deposit Cancellation Terms:
If customers cancel some or all portions of the booking regardless of the reasons, the customers agree to pay cancellation fees as follows:
- If you cancel the trip 40 days beforethe arrival, VSE will refund your deposit.
- If you cancel the trip 39 – 30 days beforethe arrival, you will lose 10% of the full payment.
- If you cancel the trip 29 – 15 days beforethe arrival, you will lose 30% of the full payment.
- If you cancel the trip 14 – 7 days beforethe arrival, you will lose 50% of the full payment.
- If you cancel the trip 6– 2 days before the arrival, you will lose 75% of the full payment.
- If you cancel less than 2 days, you will lose 100% of the full payment.
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