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  • The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is a great photo opportunity on all Cambodia tours.
  • The National Museum
  • Two buddhist monks in a temple in Phnom Penh
  • Monks on their daily walks in Phnom Penh
  • Beautiful gardens at the National Museum

Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Situated on the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers, Phnom Penh is the country's commercial, economic and political hub and a city that should be experienced on Cambodia tours.

Once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’ in the 1920s, after French colonialists developed and beautified the city, Phnom Penh continued its rapid growth and modern infrastructure.

However, in 1975 during the Vietnam War, Cambodia was used by North Vietnam as an army base, and many refugees flocked to Phnom Penh. The city fell to the Khmer Rouge, and all of Phnom Penh’s residents, including the wealthy and educated, were evacuated from the city and forced to do labour on rural farms as "new people".

The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, previously a high school which was converted to a prison and torture chamber (Prison S-21) under the Khmer Rouge regime, features various grim displays, photos, and skulls of the 20,000 tortured prisoners that passed through these walls. The Killing Fields, about 15kms away, is now a memorial to those prisoners who were marched to the area to be murdered and buried in shallow graves. On Cambodia trips, this should be experienced.

In 1979 when the Khmer Rouge was driven away by the Vietnamese, people slowly returned to Phnom Penh, and a period of reconstruction began with both the help of a stable Cambodian government, and new foreign investment and aid.

Phnom Penh has a steep history many centuries old and offers various cultural and historic sites. Newly developing for tourism, Phnom Penh is becoming established as a chic destination with newly built bistros, boutique hotels, galleries, and bustling nightlife on your Cambodian tours.



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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: The amazing complex of Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, the capital with its magnificent Royal Palace and a veritable resort paradise all combine to give you Cambodia in a nutshell.
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  • Deluxe Cambodia: Phnom Penh & Siem Reap

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This short vacation through Cambodia leaves a lasting impression. First, explore the capital, Phnom Penh, and visit nearby historical landmarks, including Oudong. Then connect to Siem Reap to spend several days exploring the Khmer temples of Angor Wat, some of the most impressive temples in the world.
    7 Days
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    US$ 1,710
    Trip Type:
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  • Signature Vietnam & Cambodia

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia while staying in luxury accommodations. Journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh to see the major landmarks, including Halong Bay, the imperial capital of Hue, the resort town of Hoi An, and the temples of Angkor Wat.
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    US$ 5,340
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    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Treat yourself on this truly unique city, jungle, and beach combo vacation. Explore the capital Phnom Penh and cruise the Mekong River before heading to a floating river resort in Koh Kong Province and a private island resort off the coast of Sihanoukville on the Gulf of Thailand.
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