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Phnom Penh City Tour

Phnom Penh has been the capital since 1866 and although it suffered extensive damage during the Khmer Rouge era, the city still retains a rustic charm. Accompanied by an English-speaking local guide, tour the city to discover its ancient and recent past.
Begin your tour at Cambodia's Royal Palace, which stands majestically in the city center just off the riverfront area. Several buildings are open to visitors including the Silver Pagoda" whose floor is lined with solid silver tiles.

Continue to the Cambodia National Museum. Located in a fabulous old building, the Museum is filled with art and artifacts dating back to the pre-Angkorian era. At the north end of the city is the hilltop pagoda of Wat Phnom, for which the capital was named. Climb the stairs to the top of the hill for fabulous views of the city below.

There are two choices in the afternoon. For a look in to the country's tragic recent history, a tour of Tuol Sleng Prison (S-21) and the Killing Fields is a sobering reminder of the evils of the Khmer Rouge regime. Although not a joyful tour, visiting these monuments unlocks keys to understanding the development of this still developing country. Or opt for a trip to the Russian Market. Test out your bargaining skills as you wander through the stalls filled with souvenirs, local handicrafts, and electronic goods
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