After breakfast you will head out and visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum where you will learn about the dark history of Cambodia. You will then visit the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. After learning about some of Cambodia’s tragic past it is time to put a smile back on your face and experience modern Khmer life.
You will then head to Stunf Meanchey, which is a local neighbourhood home to Pour un Sourire d’Enfant which is an organisation created to provide education and job training to children who have come from an underprivaledged background – many of whom are homeless. It aims to teach them skills in the hope of giving them a brighter future. You will have lunch at the centre’s training restaurant Le Lotus Blanc, where you can support the training of the kids by being their guest!
After lunch you will transfer back to the hotel where you will be greeted by a driver who will take you on a tour to the most remarkable sights of Phnom Penh in a Cyclo, an original Phnom Penh means of transportation and a fun way to explore this lively city. First, head to the Royal Palace. This palace dates back to 1866 and houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5000 heavy silver tiles that cover its floors. Its original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In this temple you will view a collection of Buddhas in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze.
After exploring the Royal Palace, you will be taken to the National Museum which houses the a large collection of ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological and religious artifacts from the 4th to the 13th centuries.
Visit the Wat Phnom temple, which is the founding place of the city! After this you will continue to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club which is located on the river. Round off the evening with some sunset cocktails!
Villa Langka 3*