Fly into Phnom Penh, the city that retains its traditional Khmer and colonial charm. French villas along tree-lined boulevards remind the visitor that the city was once considered the ‘Pearl’ of Southeast Asia. Recent political changes have triggered an economic boom, with new hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs springing up across the city. This city is now a happening place to be.
Day 2: Phnom Penh’s Past and Present
Breakfast. Visit the Royal Palace compound built in 1866 by the predecessors of King Norodom. It is amongst the most impressive colourful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearby is the Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), displaying many Buddha Statues that were decorated and in laid with diamond, emerald, gold and silver. Visit the Independence Monument constructed in 1954 after Cambodians took their country back from the French. Continue to the National Museum, a distinctive red building in beautiful Khmer architectural style containing more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others.
This afternoon learn about the dark side of Cambodia – Its more recent turbulent and harrowing history. Visit the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (also known as S21), ironically a former school, in a quiet suburb.This was the infamous Khmer Rouge prison / torture centre. Gain an insight to the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime. Drive 15 km and visit the “Killing Fields” where Toul Sleng prisoners were forcibly marched and then executed; it is now a memorial site located in a beautiful tranquil setting.
Day 3: Phnom Penh - Old Capital City
Breakfast. Early morning pick up to visit Oudong the royal residence and Cambodia’s capital for more than 250 years. In 1866 King Norodom moved the capital to Phnom Penh. During Khmer Rouge Regime, Oudong royal court was extensively damaged along with the other temples, monuments and religious structures. You can climb the hill and visit the temples and stupas containing the remains of several Khmer kings. Restoration of damaged structures is still ongoing. The summit of Oudong hill offers a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside. Khmer Rouge’s most prolonged resistance against the Vietnamese army in 1979 was at this site.
On the way back to Phnom Penh, visit Silversmiths Village to watch craftsmen making beautiful Khmer style silver items which were formerly supplied to the Royal Court at Oudong by generations of families. Take home some beautiful pieces.
Day 4: Phnom Penh
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Phnom Penh airport to depart for your next destination.
Validity: Till 30th September 2023
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