SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH (B)
Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you are met and transfer to your hotel for check in.
Firstly, visit to the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearside the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), display plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver, continuing visit to National Museum, the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was build since 1917 and contains more than 5,000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others. You will proceed to visit Independence Monument which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony.
Then go shopping at Toul Tompong Market (called Russian Market), so-named because of the prevalence of items from the Eastern Bloc in past times, the Russian Market today is a treasure trove for tourists, that you will feel a bustling daily life of local people with Cambodian’s special character through local specialties, their houses, their faces.
The cyclo tour gives you a different perspective on the streets and sights of the city. Start at Wat Phnom, iconic symbol of Phnom Penh, before heading past the National Library and Hotel Le Royal. Pass the train station before winding our way down to Psar Thmei, and the elegant riverfront. Go by the glittering Royal Palace Compound.
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.