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Temples and tastes of Phnom Penh

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Phnom Pehn as you explore its famous architecture and sample the culinary delights of Cambodia. Confront Cambodia’s tragic history at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choueng Ek bone pagoda and then hop across to Mekong Island, famous for silk weaving. This tour is a true sensory experience and you will experience the sights, sounds, tastes and history of fascinating Phnom Pehn.

Be guided around the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school that served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre, and leave the city to the Choueng Ek Memorial. Here you’ll confront an imposing pagoda made of some 8,000 human skulls marking the site of the infamous Killing Fields. Enjoy a typical lunch at a local not-for-profit organisation before continuing on your tour of Phnom Pehn.

Travel like a true local as you begin your tour with a tuk tuk ride across the Japanese Friendship Bridge, from where you catch a ferry across the mighty Mekong River to Mekong Island. Here you can witness silk weavers at work, explore a Buddhist temple and floating fish farms, before tucking into typical khymer snacks at a family home.

Then leave the tuk tuk behind and hop aboard for a sunset boat ride from where you can marvel at Phnom Penh’s Khmer architecture, such as Wat Ounalom, the Royal Palace, and the Silver Pagoda, as well as French Colonial architecture. The tour will come to a close as the sun sets over Phnom Pehn. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Phnom Pehn as you explore its famous architecture and sample the culinary delights of Cambodia. Confront Cambodia’s tragic history at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choueng Ek bone pagoda and then hop across to Mekong Island, famous for silk weaving Meeting point: Pick up at centrally located hotels in Phnom Penh. Duration: 8 - 8.5 hours. Start/opening time:8.30am to 9.00am. Languages: English. Others: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.