After breakfast, meet the driver and tour guide of
this morning, and enjoy a tour to the most remarkable sights of Phnom Penh from
a cyclo, -Cambodia’s inverted rickshaw.
Begin in the French Quarter and see the most beautiful
examples of French-colonial buildings. Proceed to Wat Phnom temple, the
founding place of the city and a great spot for hanging out and observing
everyday life. Throughout the day, locals gather here for exercise classes and
Continue to the Central Market, an art deco landmark
and one of the largest markets in the city, if not all of Cambodia.
Stop for lunch before continuing to the National
Museum, built in traditional Khmer style. Housing the world's foremost
collection of ancient Khmer artifacts, it boasts over 5,000 pieces. It is also
said that its beautiful roof structure houses a large bat colony.
Next up is the Royal Palace, which dates back to 1866
and stands as the last palace built during the French colonial period. The same
complex houses the Silver Pagoda, named for its use of over 5000 heavy silver
Return to the hotel by private car and take some time
to relax before dinner.
Meet the driver at the reception for a short drive to
Topaz Restaurant. This venue is renowned as one of the top fine dining French
restaurants on the continent. Their unparalleled chefs have created a
sophisticated menu, using only the finest ingredients sourced from around the
world. Topaz also boasts an exceptional wine cellar, as well as a selection of
Distances and journey time:
Phnom Penh Airport to Phnom Penh (11
km): 30 minutes