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Phnom Penh Discovery
- 8 - 8.5 hours
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- *Approx package price
Phnom Penh is a busy, chaotic city that hides some real gems if you care to look. Join this cyclo tour to ride the city streets among the markets, monuments, motorcycles, and monkeys. Anything (and everything) goes in Phnom Penh!
* Jump into a cyclo to explore the heart of Phnom Penh
* Feed the monkeys at Wat Phnom.
* Explore the bustling Central and Russian markets
* Savour the flavours of Khmer snacks and lunch.
* Admire the historical architecture of Phnom Penh.
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.<br />Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information.
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
Children must be 6 years of age or older.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
If you really want to get to grips with what makes Phnom Penh a great destination then you will be able to eat, see and glide your way around the best bits of the city on this tour.
You will be picked up at your hotel between 8.30am and 9.00am. Today we explore Phnom Penh, a chaotic, energetic and fascinating city. Graceful tree-lined boulevards and riverfront promenades are reminders of bygone eras; today they teem with activity. Motorcycles weave in and out of traffic, vendors hawk their wares, and drivers call for business.
Starting from your centrally located hotel or from various points around the city we take a cyclo tour of the impressive French Khmer colonial buildings of Phnom Penh. Visit the home of Buddhism in Cambodia - Wat Ounalom which was founded in 1443. See the site of the filming of City of Ghosts staring Matt Dillon and Gerard Depardieu. Spot monkeys and perhaps have your fortune told at the "Wat on the hill" - Wat Phnom. Explore Central Market located in a distinctive domed Art Deco building.
Hear about Cambodia’s connection with France and Vietnam at the Independence Monument, and the Cambodia/Vietnam friendship monument.
Enjoy traditional Khmer delicacies for lunch at a not for profit organization set up to assist Cambodia’s street children before heading out to explore again.
If you are here on a week day we may be lucky enough to watch the Apsara Arts Association dancers as they rehearse the country and Royal dances for their Saturday performances.
Shop at the sprawling Russian Market, a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from CDs and DVDs to silks, crafts, jewelry and more.
We finish our tour with a walk on the riverfront at the Chatomok where the Tonle Bassac, Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers meet. In the early evening market stalls set up selling fried cockroaches, spiders, crickets or grasshoppers or other culinary delights.