Cambodia Tourism Information

DAY 1: PHNOM PENH TOUR

Morning tour 08:00AM:

Meet our guide at hotel, start touring to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda; two of the most striking buildings in the capital and considered as some of the finest examples of Khmer architecture. They were initially constructed in 1866 by the French. The Royal Palace is home to the current King Sihamoni. The neighboring Silver Pagoda stands out in its own distinctive way. Continue visiting to the National Museum,

designed in Khmer style by a French archaeologist and painter in 1917. The museum houses Khmer art and sculptures from different periods of Cambodian history, lunch time (own account), back to hotel for a short relax and freshen up.

Afternoon Tour: Visit Toul Sleng Museum where is a f ormer of Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21) and it soon became the largest center of detention and torture in the country. S-21 has been turned into the Tuol Sleng Museum, which serves as a testament to the crimes of the Khmer Rouge in 1975-1979, Visit Choeung Ek where is a former orchard and mass grave of victims of the Khmer rouge killed between 1975 and 1979 and about 17 kilometers at the south of Phnom Penh city. It is the best-known of the sites known as The Killing Fields where the Khmer Rouge regime executed over one million people between 1975 and 1979, back to hotel. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

 

DAY 2: PHNOM PENH-BATTAMBANG TOUR

Morning tour 08:00AM:

Meet our guide at hotel, start city tour by vising Wat Phnom at the end of the day. The pagoda is Phnom Penh’s namesake from where you can enjoy views of the city’s tree-lined avenues, Doun Penh statue, Independent monument, King Sihanouk statue, enjoy shopping for souvenir or try some street food at art-décor Central Market, lunch time (own account), after lunch proceed to Battambang by private coach with guide accompany, upon arrival, check in hotel. Overnight at Battambang.

 

DAY 3: BATTAMBANG TOUR

Morning tour 08:00AM:

Meet our guide at hotel, driver to north of Battambang town to visit the Rice paper houses and see the hosts are making rice paper for spring rolls, continue along a small paved road to seeing the real local lifestyle at the countryside, a shortly visit Banana chip (Dried banana), next stop, we ride across the ruined bridge to visit the Cambodian cheese factory (fish paste) There is a lot involved in the fish making process like smoke fish, dried fish, fish paste etc! It is a very important ingredient in local cooking, and without it, the food is would just not be the same! It is an incredibly strong smell that you may not have experienced before, back to town to visit cultural village of Wat Kor, it is the "homeland" for many Khmer traditional houses, most of them built from 1920-1956. What’s an interesting house that belonged to Mr. Nuon Chea, Brother Number 2 of the Pol Pot regime, survives there today. But this house no longer belongs to his family. It belongs to a local people bought this house in late 1980s from someone else and this house was built during French colonial era although the exact date is unknown, lunch time (own account).

Afternoon Tour: Driver to south of Battambang town to visit Banan temple which was built by Udayadityavarman II, son of Suryavarman I in 11th century, this temple is the best preserved of the Khmer temples around Battambang you are faced with a steep laterite staircase flanked by nagas with climbing the 350 steps you are treated to a wonderfully peaceful setting, Heading to Bamboo train terminal, then start riding Bamboo train on new rail road about 4kilometers distance running through some stunning scenic countryside alongside the Banan hills and also seeing the local people cultivate their plantations, upon arrival another bamboo station, stop a few minutes before go back to the main bamboo terminal, continue to visit  the thousands of bats are flying their cave to find the feeds, it’s resemble like dragon is flying on the sky, back to hotel. Overnight in Battambang.

 

DAY 4: BATTAMBANG-SIEM REAP TOUR

Morning tour 08:00AM:

Meet our guide at hotel, departure to Siem Reap by private coach with guide accompany, upon arrival Siem Reap, lunch time (own account), check in hotel. Overnight at Siem Reap.

Afternoon Tour: Visit Artisan d’ Angkor (art school) which is famous for its traditional craft products such as stone carving, wood carving, lacquering, gilding, and silk processing, local market of Phsa Chas, scroll around it to see many souvenirs such as stone carving, wood carving, clothes…..display selling by local venders, you will be out for a visit by private boat, you will discover the great lake Tonle Sap: real Interior Ocean where there are a lot of fish which exported by the multiple villages of fishermen which is commonly call Chong Khneas floating village and you have got the occasion to approach. You will visit as well a fish & Crocodile Farms and wait for sunset over the Tonle Sap Lake, back to hotel. Overnight at Siem Reap.

 

DAY 5: SIEM REAP-TEMPLE TOUR

Morning tour 08:00AM:

Meet our guide at hotel, start touring to the south gate of Angkor Thom, the royal capital of the Khmer empire of the late 12th century, Bayon temple, built by the great king Jayavaraman VII, with 54 towers each with 4 huge faces to reflect the Buddhist and Hindu influence of the time. See the intricate bas-relief carvings depicting life and battles. Just shortly walking, Baphoun temple, Phimeanakas temple, Terrace of Elephant and Terrace of Leper King, lunch time (own account).

Afternoon Tour: After lunch you will visit world heritage of Angkor Wat, learn about the Khmer life of this period. Stroll through the vast hallway lined with thousands of intricate stone craving that depict the life and battles of the Khmer empire and also discover many small shines still used every day by the local people and continue to visit Ta Phrom temple, this temple is considered to be one of the jewels, with it overgrown jungle trees giving it a haunting and relaxing atmosphere and also well-known because this temple featured in the Hollywood movie ’Tomb Raider”, proceed to visit the sunset views at Pre Rub temple, back to hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap. End of service.

REMARK :

* Please kindly wear in properly dressing for ruin temple visiting, if you wear short and T-shorts should be make sure they are long enough to be knee and shoulder covered. There are no scarf or shawl or umbrella and tank top are allowed.

* In case, we are on the tour, please take camera recharger or power bank be with you when we have lunch or dinner, you can recharge it at restaurant. Moreover, you can take sun cream, sun glasses, mosquito repellent be with you during a tour.

* In Cambodia, there are two currencies (Cambodia Riel & US dollar, 1US = 4000Riels) to be used in buying something, you are no need to exchange your money US dollar to Cambodia Riel, US dollar is acceptable everywhere but no torn old, dirty cash or coin can’t use in Cambodia and you withdraw your money in USD cash from ATM.