After breakfas, transfer to visit of The French built the Royal Palace, located between 184th Street and 240th Street, in 1866. The entry is at the Samdech Sothearos Boulevard, formerly Lenin Boulevard, not far from the banks of the Tonle Sap River. Among various buildings within the walls the Throne
Hall ranks as most important. This Khmer-style building was erected only in 1917. It is used only on special occasions. Attached to the Throne Hall is a tower, 59 meters high. Silver Pagoda (or the temple of the Emerald Buddha), formerly a wooden building, was rebuilt in 1962 in concrete and marble. The pagoda is floored with over 5000 silver tiles each weighing 1 kilo. It is famous for its 90 kg solid gold Buddha made in 1907 and an emerald Buddha said to be made of baccarats crystal.
Note: During the visit of Royal Palace – visitors should wear shirts or blouse covering shoulders and arms and long skirts and trousers covering legs (no miniskirt or short trousers). Visit of Royal Palace is subject to be reconfirmed if the King is in residence or during traditional events.
Then, transfer to visit of National Museum of Arts is to the North of the palace grounds, on the opposite side of 184th street. A French architect designed the building in Khmer-style in 1920. The most important artifacts are sculptures from the Angkor era and before. Continue to visit of Wat Phnom is a revered place of worship for all Khmers and is the namesake of the capital. The original pagoda was built in 1373 to house four Buddha statues said to have been deposited by the waters of the Mekong. The temple is the focal point for many Buddhist ceremonies especially Pchum Ben. Wat Phnom has a unique atmosphere and is surrounded by various fortune tellers, mystics, faith healers and elephant rides around the site are available. You will be transfer to have Lunch at local restaurant.
After break lunch, transfer to visit of The Khmer Rouge as a detention and torture center used Tuol Sleng Museum, known as the Museum of Genocidal Crimes in the late 1970. Today the building houses exhibits, paintings and photographs of many of the victims. Visitors can see the crude cells built in the classrooms and the torture devices used to extract confessions in Stalinesque purges of the regime. Return to the hotel for some free time to relax and freshen up.
In the evening you will depart on an evening for Phnom Penh food testing tour by a local ‘remork’ (Tuk Tuk) with a Cambodian foodie and to learn about Phnom Penh’s nightlife culture. Start the tour fr om Central market (Phsa Thmey) is a large market constructed in 1937 in the shape of a dome with four arms branching out into vast hallways with countless stalls of goods. Initial design and layouts are from French architect Louis Chauchon. Construction works were supervised by French architects Jean Desbois and Wladimir Kandaouroff. The tour stop at central market where you there is chance to try some local tropical fruits, interesting desserts. Then continue to the old Market to stroll in a lively local night market. We continue by Remork and stalls along the riverside to see busy streets in the evening. You’ll finish the evening one of the local restaurant to have dinner with real local food and enjoy drink with local cool beer. Return back to your hotel by tuk tuk and free relax as your leisure time.