Highlights – If you have not enjoyed the river cruises and sunset cruises in Phnom Penh, your trip to this beautiful city is incomplete. Lots of tour operators run cruise tours in Phnom Penh. Sunset Cocktail Cruises, Cocktail Cruises, Lunch Cruises, Explore Cruises, Silk Cruise, Bassac Cruises, Honeymoon cruises and private cruise tours are some of the types of cruise tours that you have to try while you are here. Enjoying the wonderful landscapes of Phnom Penh atop the magnificent cruises with your loved ones is an incredible experience.
Location – Mekong River. Timing – Depends on various types of tours. The maximum and minimum time for these packages is 8 hours and 1 hour respectively.
Price – Around USD49 for adults and USD24.5 for kids for an 8-hour package.
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- Embark in this exciting cooking classes in Cambodia and learn to prepare some special Cambodian dishes.
- Start this tour at 9:00 AM after getting picked up from your hotel in a tuk tuk vehicle and reach the tour locality.
- Enjoy preparing some special dishes with plenty of herbs, leaves,pickled vegetables, dipping sauces, edible flowers and other garnishes and condiments.
- You will be guided by your Cambodian chef while preparing the dishes.
- Visit the local market and learn about the different vegetables and herbs.
- Prepare some mouth watering starters, main dishes and desserts.
- Conclude your tour at 12:30 PM and get dropped back at your hotel.
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- Feel rejuvenated with a spa package in Cambodia and travel to the next level of nirvana.
- Get picked up from your hotel in a tuk tuk and get dropped at the tour locality.
- Choose for invigorating and pleasure spa for body, face and soul; it is based on oriental rites of beauty and relaxation.
- Dip yourself into a relaxing environment with sweet scents and professional service at a Spa.
- Get a chance to enjoy few of the best delicious scrubs, natural facials, unique body wraps or body massages.
- You will be absolutely recovered and freshen up for your days ahead.
- Conclude your session after 3 hours and head back home feeling refreshed.
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- Relish in this delightful excursion in an hour long cruise in Phnom Penh and get a chance to enjoy the amazing beauty of this region.
- Get picked up from your hotel in the afternoon in a tuk tuk and reach the tour locality.
- Enjoy a warm welcome by the crew on board and start cruising in the Mekong River, the twelfth longest river in the world.
- Marvel at the sight of the amazing view of Diamond Island and then visit an unique fishing village built on the river
- Enjoy drinks from the open bar with many kinds of beverages and set yourself free.
- Get amazed by the breathtaking view of the sunset and return back.
- Conclude this tour after 1 hour 30 minutes and head back home with lots of memories.
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- If you are in Phnom Penh and love eating food then this tour is the perfect fit for you.
- Start this amazing tour after getting picked up from the hotel at reach the tour locality.
- Enjoy tasting some delicious meals at the Cambodian restaurant.
- Visit some of the famous sites and enjoy the amazing view of the city.
- Conclude this tour after getting dropped back to your hotel.
- Head out to a local market to taste some tropical fruits, desserts before having a delicious Khmer BBQ dinner.
- Conclude your tour after 3 hours after enjoying your dinner.
- This tours is a customized tour and can be availed at your convenience.
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- Indulge in this exciting cultural tour in Phnom Pehn and get a chance to learn about the culture and history of this region.
- Get picked up from your hotel at 8:30 AM in an air conditioned vehicle and explore some of the best places.
- Visit the Royal Palace (a classic example of royal Khmer architecture), Silver Pagoda (Emerald Buddha)newly erected statue commemorating the late King Father (Sihanouk).
- Admire the architecture of the pagoda at Wat Phnom, the Silver Pagoda and the Independence Monument.
- Enjoy a delicious lunch and then continue sightseeing by taking a sobering walk through Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum .
- Learn about the cultural and the historical facts bleak period of Khmer history which followed the fall of Phnom Penh in April 1975.
- Continue on to Choeung Ek Memorial, one of the infamous Killing Fields, where the Khmer Rouge executed around 17,000.
- Conclude your tour at 5:00 PM in the evening and get dropped back at your hotel.
Highlights -–This is the best way to experience the natural extravaganza of this city and the traditional lifestyle of Khmer people. As you pack your bags and travel through your ATV quad bikes (Honda 125cc) and go through rice fields, you cannot help but sink in the goodness of the place. Cover the famous tourist spots in Phnom Penh, with the help of these bike tours and cover the rough terrains in with a great deal of confidence.
Location – Covers all the tourist spots in Phnom Penh.
Timings – ATV Quad Bike tours are available all through the year. Timings will depend on tour operators.
Price – Cost depends on the duration and kind of bike used. Price is within the range of USD25 to USD110.
Highlights – Enjoy the various river, lake and sea fishing tours in the capital city as there are many authorised tour operators who offer these to guests. Rods and refreshments are served as part of package costs. Watch in wonder as experienced guides teach you to catch different varieties of fishes like Mekong Spot Catfish, Asian Catfish, Redtail Catfish and many more. If you have already have experience in fishing, you should be prepared to see Snakeheads , Tomans and Giant Catfishes in your fishing net.
Location – All lakes and water bodies in Phnom Penh.
Timings – Take up fishing tours during the Water Festival to enjoy boat tours and fireworks.
Price – Private fishing – USD30 for an hour and it goes up to USD55 per hour per person.
Visit Royal Palace
Highlights – The Royal Palace still serves as the residences of Cambodian rulers. The construction of this palace was started during 1866, when Phnom Penh became the new capital of Cambodia, replacing Oudong. You cannot help but wonder at the similarity in the architecture style found in the Royal Palace found in Thailand. You should remember to dress appropriately as you witness this majestic Khmer architectural marvel to pay respects to the royalty staying here. The exact part in which the royal people stay, is still closed to the public, though.
Location – Phnom Penh.
Timings- Royal Palace is open from 7.30AM to 11AM and from 2PM to 5PM.
Price – Entry fee of USD3 per person; additional fee of USD2 for taking pictures.
Visit Killing Fields
Highlights – This is one of the areas which represents the genocide of Cambodia that happened during the notorious rule of the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979. This was the area which is a mass graveyard where close to 1.5 lakh people were brutally tortured and murdered as a result of the Khmer Rouge policies, diseases and other natural calamities. Close to 20000 burial sites were identified in this name and one of the journalists who escaped the trauma of this rule, gave this place, the name of “Killing Fields”.
Location – Phnom Penh.
Timings – Open all through the year for local and international tourists.
Price – USD6 per person for international tourists and no charge for local tourists.
Visit Silver Pagoda
Highlights –The glimmering 5 tons of silver used on the floors of this structure has given this 19th century temple, the name of Silver Pagoda. Right on top of the pedestal, you can find a massive Buddha statue made of Baccarat crystal. Next to this, the golden Buddha blows you mind away with one look. Studded with a whopping 2086 diamonds, this Buddha weighs 90kg and is truly one of the star attractions in Phnom Penh. You can also find small sized bronze Buddha statues, silver statues of Buddha statues and many figurines of Lord Buddha all over this temple. The locals address Silver Pagoda as Wat Prea Keo.
Location – Within the Royal Palace complex, Phnom Penh.
Timings – 7.30AM to 11AM and 2PM to 5PM.
Price – USD3 towards entry and extra charges of USD2 towards pictures.
Visit National Museum of Cambodia
Highlights – This was established during the 1920 and it is the largest museum in Cambodia housing exquisite cultural and historic items representing the authentic Khmer culture. There are close to 14000 items here including bronze and ceramic items, damaged statues from many centuries ago of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, wooden and pottery items belong to pre-Angkorian era and many other impressive items. The museum is set up in an attractive terracotta building including an awesome courtyard garden, which attracts many.
Location – Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh.
Timings – 8AM to 5PM on all days of the week.
Price – Entry fee of USD5 for foreigners and around USD0.1 for local tourists.
Tuol Sleng Museum
Highlights – Almost all the casinos in Sihanoukville are open 24hours a day unlike other casinos that operate only during the evening and night hours. Most of the hotels apart from offering luxury accommodation also have luxurious casinos that have games like Baccarat, Roulette, Blackjack and the like. Free drinks, snacks and cigarettes are provided when you take up gaming packages at any of these casinos. Owing to the large number of tourists coming here, casinos at Sihanoukville employ people who are adept at speaking many languages.
Location – About 4.5km from South Cambodia.
Timings – Open all through the day.
Price – Casino games are available from USD4 per game if you are looking only for gaming and not staying at these hotels.
Visit Phnom Udong
Highlights – Phnom indicates mountain in the local Khmer dialect. Prior to establishing Phnom Penh as the capital city of Cambodia, Udong served as its capital for a long time from 1618 to 1866. Today, though the place has lost out to other cities in terms of development and tourism potential, there is still one major attraction here - Mount Udong. Today, there are couple of humps left of this mountain. The most attractive feature is that these humps have various stupas adorning them. Don’t miss out on the Phnom Preah Reach Throap (Hill of the Royal Fortune), Phnom Vihear Leu (small sanctuary), famous stupas of Damrei Sam Poan, Ang Doung and Mak Proum. Lots of Buddha temples, relics, statues, figurines and carvings decorate this peak.
Location – Udong.
Timing – Open all through the year.
Price – A full tour costs about USD12 per person for one day.
Visit Koh Dach (Silk Island)
Highlights – Silk Island is one of the best places to visit when you want to witness the skills of the local artisans like silk-weaving, handicrafts, pottery-making and other relevant skills. There are five villages here namely Koh Dach, Kbal Kho, Lvea, Neah Village and Chong Koh. Don’t miss to witness the local artisans in action here – planting various crops, weaving silk threads and manufacturing nets. As one goes past the Mekong River in cruises to reach this island, one will witness many moments worthy to be photographed. The island is also contains many architectural marvels from past centuries.
Location – Kandal Province, on the shores of Mekong River.
Timings – Can visit Koh Dach anytime during the year.
Price – Boat rides usually cost USD10 per person and tuk-tuks cost around USD15 to USD20.
Visit Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center
Highlights – This is the largest zoo in Cambodia and one of the top tourist attractions. There are close to 1200 animals belonging to over 102 species in this rescue centre. You can find rare species like Siamese crocodiles, tigers & elephants from Asia, Malayan sun bears and more. If you are looking for an interactive wildlife experience, this is the place that you have to be.
Location – at about 25 miles from the capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
Timings – 8AM to 5PM on all days of the week.
Price – Behind the scenes tour of the zoo costs around USD150 for one day.
Visit Wat Phnom
Highlights – The Wat Phnom was founded in 1373 in order to install four statues of Lord Buddha here. Over the years, this 27m tall hill temple has undergone many restorations. The main altar of the temple consist of a huge bronze statue of Buddha. Lots of people come here every day to offer their prayers. Today, this temple is considered to bring in loads of luck to people coming here. Lots of murals, figurines and statues of various respected revered genies/sages are found here in plenty.
Location – Phnom Penh.
Timings – The temple is open from 7AM to 6,30PM on all days of the week and the museum in this complex is open from 7AM to 6PM.
Price – Entry fee is USD1 for temple and USD2 for museum.
Visit Independence Monument (Vimean Ekareach)
Highlights – As the name indicates, this monument was constructed during 1958 to commemorate the independence of Cambodia from France in 1953. Vann Molyvann, the brain behind some of the biggest cultural heritage structures in Cambodia, constructed this monument as well. One look at the monument and we will be reminded of the famous Angkor Wat Temple. This monument has a lotus-shaped stupa and is the main centre of celebrations during national festivals as the ceremonial light is here. Come here during the evening hours and take excellent pictures with your friends and family.
Location – Junction of Norodom Boulevard and Sihanouk Boulevard, Phnom Penh.
Timings – Open all through the day.
Price – Entry is free of cost.
Visit Phnom Tamao Zoo
Highlights – This is more of a wildlife rescue centre, giving ultimate protection to almost endangered species of animals, birds and reptiles. It started off at a very humble level and today there are close to a whopping 1200 animals of about 102 species set up over 6000 acres. Most of the animals found here are endangered species like Asiatic elephants, tigers, Malayan sun bears, Siamese crocodiles Pileated gibbons and many more. Established during 1995, this zoo is probably one of the fewest places in the world where you will spot these rare species that are almost extinct.
Location – Takeo, Phnom Penh.
Timings – 8AM to 5PM on all the days of the week.
Price – USD150 for a day of Behind the Scenes tour of the zoo.
Friends the Restaurant
Highlights - This is a restaurant which is loved by almost a lot of people. It serves the best delicious dishes and mouth -watering desserts which make the restaurant irresistible for its customers. It is the most loved restaurant in Phnom Penh. The restaurant has a beautiful set up which attracts a lot of people to check it out. It is located nearer to the national museum. The mouth- watering tasty foods are its greatest plus point. With an excellent ambience, great food and customer friendly staff, this restaurant is one of the go-to places in Phnom Penh. It has branches all over the world.
Location – Capital city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
Price for two – USD4 to USD5. Speciality dishes - tapas, hummus, chocolate cheese cake and meatballs.
Timings - 9 AM to 9 PM on all days of the week.
Highlights – Household goods, hand-woven silk scarves, garments, handicrafts, sports goods, books, fashion accessories, street food, artificial jewellery, intricately carved statues, bags and much more can be bought from the shops in Phnom Penh.
Location – Some of the famous markets where you can shop from in Phnom Penh are Psar Thmei, Russian Market, Psar Tuol Tom Pong, Psar O Russei, Rajana, Night Market, Daughters, Watthan Artisans, A.N.D., NCDP Handicrafts, Aeon Mall, DAH Export, Peace Handicrafts, Psar Chaa, Open Book and Smateria.
Timings – Depends on the markets. Most of them are open from around 6.30AM to 5.30PM, whereas the Night Market is open from 6pm to midnight.
Price – Depends on goods bought. Negotiations skills are a must. Clothes are available from as low as USD2.50
Highlights – Enjoy the early morning, afternoon and sunset rays of Phnom Penh through relaxing boat tours. It takes around 1 or 2 hours to cover the streets of Phnom Penh. Visit the majestic Royal Palace and the beautiful skyline of Phnom Penh through these boat tours. If you want to enjoy to the maximum, you can get food and drinks as well on the boat.
Location – Boat tours are available all over Phnom Penh along the Tonle Sap, Mekong River and Sisowath Quay.
Timings – Boat trips are available throughout the year.
Price – Depends on the type of boat chosen and duration of trip. Small boats charge USD15 per hour, Medium boats charge USD20 per hour and big boats charge USD25 per hour.
Go Karts (Kambol Village)
Highlights – If you though go Karting was just for fun, you have to change your views when you look at the professional lanes and circuits of the Kambol Village in Phnom Penh. Once you gear up properly with the necessary accessories, you are all set to go. Get the thrill of racing on professional lanes along a rural setting in the Kambol Village.
Location – Kambol Village is located at about 2km off the road that takes you to Sihanoukville and 8km from the airport.
Timings – Can be done anytime during the day.
Price - It costs around USD12 for a 10minute of karting session.
Highlights – Almost all cycle tours in Phnom Penh come with English speaking tourist guides for the benefit of international tourists. Get on rented cycles with your own accessories and tour around some of the lesser-known beauties like Phnom Chisor Temple Complex. Cycle tours are very flexible here. You can choose the one that suits your time and budget limits. There are half-day, full-day and multi-day tours here. As you drive along the tricky Oudong Mountain, you cannot help but wonder at the local Cambodian lifestyle of the people here.
Location – All over Phnom Penh.
Timing – Cycle tours are available all through the year.
Price – For a cycle tour which lasts between 3 and 8 hours costs anywhere between USD20 and USD50.
Visit Kam-Air Wake Park
Highlights – It is the first and one of its kind water sports park in Cambodia. Led and guided by a team of professional wake boarders, Kam Air promises unlimited fun and excitement for guests. As you surf along the waters with the help of a rope and pulley powered by generators, the thrill that you get from this experience is enough to last for a lifetime. Invoke the child within you as you surf past the towers at this cable park, one of its rare kinds of entertainment in Cambodia.
Location – 15km from the Phnom Penh National Highway, this park is located across the famous Tonle Sap Lake and Prek Tar Sak.
Timings- 10AM to 5PM from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, courses are available when booked well in advance. The park remains closed on Sundays.
Price – USD20 per hour on weekdays and USD30 per hour on Saturdays (includes gear).