Explore Cambodia

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Cambodia
Cambodia

Here are some of our most requested student tour to explore Cambodia inclusions:

Phnom Penh city tour

This tour combines the attractions of the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. A visit is also made to Tuol Tom Pong market, known by many as the Russian market, before stopping for lunch at one of the many local restaurants along the Tonle Sap waterfront.

Phnom Penh city tour
Phnom Penh city tour

In the afternoon, visit Tuol Sleng, the former detention centre of the Khmer Rouge, and now a museum standing testament to their horrific crimes. There after drive south of the city to Choeung Ek, known to many as the Killing Fields. It is here that mass graves were found after the Khmer Rouge were driven from power in 1979.

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Colonial Architecture in Phnom Penh

Take a guided stroll through the former French Colonial Quarter, lunch by the Tonle Sap River and continue to other buildings of historical note. Central Post Office, Central Police Station, Bank and former Chamber of Commerce, National Library, Railway Station, Ministry of Finance.

Oudong – the former capital of Cambodia

Oudong – the former capital of Cambodia
Oudong – the former capital of Cambodia

Visit the former royal capital city Oudong (1 hour from Phnom Penh), en route stopping to visit a Cham Muslim Village and the Phnom Baset – a pre-Angkorian temple. Continue to visit the pagodas at Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the site. On the way back visit a silver craft village.

Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat
Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat
Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat

The masterpiece of Angkor Wat is Cambodia’s most beloved and best preserved temple. The 500-acre site is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and represents the architectural pinnacle of the Khmer Empire. Originally dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, it has remained a place of worship since its founding in the 12th century. Thought to be a miniature replica of the universe, its composition of towers, moats and concentric walls reveals an architectural sophistication, and the bas-reliefs with their plump figures and triumphal battle scenes reflect a robust, healthy and wealthy period of history.

This majestic structure lies at the heart of the Angkor Archaeological Park, which covers 154 square miles and contains scores of other Khmer temples dating from between the ninth and 15th centuries. Each has its own allure. Banteay Srei has intricate carvings of sensuous celestial dancers wearing bangles, beaded anklets and sheer drop-waist skirts. The pleats are still folded beautifully in the sandstone, 1,000 years on.
Ta Prohm is one of the most photographed temples, deliberately left mostly unrestored, and tangled and strangled by undergrowth. The perennial favourite, at Angkor Thom, is the Bayon temple, the towers of which are etched with enlightened bodhisattva faces and where enchanting bas-reliefs depict ordinary Khmer life rather than Hindu gods.
Another student tour: Martial arts