Spend the whole day for the capital city. First, take a visit to Wat Phnom to learn about Phnom Penh’s origins. The second destination is the Royal Palace, built up by King Norodom in 1866. So many different structures are grouped together just in the space of the palace, creating an extraordinary collection of Khmer art. One of the highlights is Silver Pagoda, with remarkable works including a 90-kilogram golden Buddha encrusted with 9584 diamonds, Baccarat crystal conceived in the 17th century and a Buddha featuring emeralds. Keep travelling towards the south of the city and visit the Tuol Sleng genocide museum, you will have the closest and most authentic look of the Khmer Rouge regime - the darkest and forgettable period of Cambodia’s history. Then visit a former secondary school, which was transformed into a detention centre under the Khmer Rouge. Behind the gates with the famous name ‘S21’, thousands of residents and soldiers were detained, tortured and wasted their life here.
Transfer a short way back to Phnom Penh and take a stroll amongst the Russian Markets (Tuol Tumpoung in Cambodian – closed on public holidays ). There are souvenirs such as home wares, jewels, fabrics, jewellery, and handicrafts among many other items, that you can try bargaining when wandering along the stands. Have your own meals. Overnight at the hotel.
+ When we visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda our guides are unauthorized to lead, so guides on site will be the ones to do .
+ In case the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are closed without notice (only sometimes for official ceremonies), we will rearrange the visit with another if possible