8h00 : Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for the Phnom Penh City Tour. We explore “the hidden pearl of Asia” with a guided tour of the city stopping at sites of interest along the way, including the spectacular Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda (Emerald Buddha), the pagoda at Wat Phnom, the Independence Monument and the recently unveiled statute commemorating the late King Father (Sihanouk).
For an insight into Cambodian religious life, visit a local temple in time to witness the Buddhist monks’ traditional pre-lunch chants (not guaranteed).
12h00 : Lunch in a local restaurant
13h30 : After lunch, we continue our tour of Phnom Penh by taking a sobering walk through Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21). Here there are stark and moving reminders of Cambodia’s recent tragic past. Our expert guide will explain the historical, political and social context of the bleak period of Khmer history which followed the fall of Phnom Penh in April 1975. Then continue on to Choeung Ek Memorial, one of the infamous Killing Fields, where the Khmer Rouge executed around 17,000 of the estimated 2 million Cambodians who perished under the Pol Pot regime.
17h00 : Transfer back to your hotel, end of the tour