Guided tour

Phnom Penh Private Tour: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, S-21

Activity provider: Green Era Travel
Guided tour

Phnom Penh Private Tour: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, S-21

Activity provider: Green Era Travel

From US$ 65 per person

Discover the great palaces and pagodas of Phnom Penh on a 6-hour afternoon tour, and visit the Royal Palace of Cambodia, Silver Pagoda, and infamous Tuol Sleng Museum. Admire Khmer era architecture, and learn about the notorious Killing Fields.

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Duration 5 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in Phnom Penh


  • Go to the Royal Palace complex of Phnom Penh
  • Learn about the days of the Khmer Rouge at Tuol Sleng
  • See the 5,329 silver tiles of the Silver Pagoda
  • Hear the history of the Khmer kings
  • Get stunning views of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers
Full description
Explore the troubled, but fascinating history of Cambodia on a 6-hour sightseeing tour in Phnom Penh, and visit some of the city’s most beautiful pagodas and palaces, as well as the infamous genocide museum of Tuol Sleng. Following a hotel pick-up, your guide will take you to the Royal Palace, built in 1866 by the French after King Norodom relocated the royal capital from Oudong. Located on the western banks of the Tonle Sap River and Mekong River, the palace complex features stunning Khmer architecture, divided into 4 main compounds. The grounds of the Palace are also home to the Silver Pagoda, which received its name because its floor is made of 5,329 silver tiles. Learn about the Khmer kings, resident at all times, with the exception of the period when the Khmer Rouge took control in 1975. See gold and jeweled Buddha statues in the Silver Pagoda, and the Angkor Wat style Bell Tower. Then, learn about the turbulent years of the Khmer Rouge at the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum. Located in a former high school that was used as the notorious Security Prison 21, the Genocide Museum traces the story of the Killing Fields and the torture and executions that took place from 1975-79. See exhibits that tell the stories of some of the estimated 20,000 prisoners that were killed. Return to the city center for a drop off at your hotel, or a riverside café or bar if you want to take in the sunset.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transportation 1-3 pax will be by tuk tuk and 3 pax up will be by a minivan
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Mineral water and cold towel on the vehicle
  • Cambodia visa
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
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5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide Sophy was extremely helpful, kind and very informative. He also gave us lots of nice recommendations of things to do and places to eat in Phnom Penh after our tour. We would really recommend this tour. Thanks Sophy.

March 26, 2023

Amazing tour with my guide Mr. Sing! He was very dedicated, informed, and passionate about his job. He ensured that I had a great experience and that all of my questions were answered. He is truly an expert in his field. I would highly suggest taking this pivate tour if you want a complete understanding of the history of Cambodia with a personalized touch! Thanks for a great experience Mr. Sing!!

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March 26, 2023

The guide spoke perfect English and was very easy to understand. He confirmed at the start the itinerary and made sure we were aware of all the places to visit. Each location the guide gave us an insight into the places we were visiting. Very knowledgeable as you would expect.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 39313