Phnom Penh History Tour

Wat Phnom, French Colonisation Buildings, Independence era landmarks, Khmer Rouge era, Future of Phnom Penh

This tour will give you a glimpse of Phnom Penh’s rich history and reveal the mysteries of the past and present.

Step back in time at Wat Phnom and learn about the very early history of Phnom Penh. Get carried away by the legend of Lady Phnom and the four Buddha statues.

Marvel at the quaint architecture of the French colonization era and listen to some notorious stories of French citizens in Phnom Penh during that period.

Discover the Liberty period and learn why Phnom Penh was called the Pearl of South East Asia. See some of the futuristic cultural monuments and buildings which are to date the highlights of Phnom Penh.

Take a glimpse into the days of terror during the Khmer Rouge era. Meet survivors, hear their stories and feel the horrors of the past even decades later.

Visit a young local family and be inspired by their story. Enjoy a delicious home cooked meal with the family. Over lunch, learn how they live in present-day Phnom Penh and their views on the future.

Duration:  4 Hours
Price: $34 ($29 for Envoy Hostel Guests)
Operates: Tuesday & Thursday
Includes: Lunch, Tuk Tuk Transportation & English-speaking Tour Guide
Departs: 9:00 am at Envoy Hostel Phnom Penh
Requires: Comfortable walking shoes, bottle of water, hat, sunscreen (and raincoat in rainy season)


Bookings Essential. Minimum numbers apply. Tour can be rescheduled to different days as a Private tour option.