Royal Palace and Toul Sleng Museum in Phnom Penh half-day tour
Attractions & guided tours

Royal Palace and Toul Sleng Museum in Phnom Penh half-day tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the Royal Palace, the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, and the Central market all in half a day
  • Learn about Cambodia's culture and history
  • Marvel at the spectacular gold and bejeweled Buddha statues that are considered national treasures
  • Hear how a former secondary school became converted into one of the regime’s largest detention and torture centers
  • Follow your guide through a labyrinth of stalls as you discover about the everyday life of the modern Cambodians within an Art Deco landmark of Phnom Penh
What to expect

Come along on this tour to go on a journey of sensory overload from the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda complex with 5,000 silver floor tiles, to the shocking Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and ending at Phsar Thmey, also called the Central Market. You'll feel an array of emotions whilst increasing your knowledge of Cambodia's culture and history.

Starting from admiring the majestic Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda complex, you'll learn about its fascinating history from your local guide. Marvel at the elaborately constructed palace buildings and some of the 5,000 silver floor tiles that give the Silver Pagoda its name. Plus, don’t miss the spectacular gold and bejeweled Buddha statues that are considered national treasures. Then, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and hear how it was a former secondary school that was then converted by Khmer Rouge into one of the regime’s largest detention and torture centers, Security Prison 21.

Lastly, you'll end the tour on a lighter note at Phsar Thmey, also called the Central Market. There, you'll follow your guide through the labyrinth of stalls as you learn more about the everyday life of the modern Cambodians within this Art Deco landmark of Phnom Penh.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Staff have their temperatures checked regularly
  • Staff are regularly tested for COVID-19
  • Tickets can only be purchased online
  • What's included
    • Entrance fees
    • Guided tour
    • Water
    • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    What's not included
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    Where
    Meeting point:

    You will confirm your pickup time and location directly with the local operator.

    What to remember
    • The minimum number of adults that can be booked is 2 and the tour is limited to 15 participants to ensure a more personalized experience
    • It is recommended to wear weather-appropriate clothing although a poncho may be provided if there is rain. Also, wear comfortable shoes. Plus, your knees and shoulders need to be covered following local religious requirements
    • Please note that within the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum there are images on display that are graphic and can be unsettling
    • You will need to contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pickup details. You will find the contact information in the voucher after booking
    • This tour is available in English only
    • Infants (age 0-1): free of charge and do not need to be booked
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    Provider
    Vivu Journeys Cambodia
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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