Top 51 Things to do in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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2-Day Private Overland Trip to Siem Reap
Explore hidden temples and witness the tranquil countryside, towering monuments, and beautiful rice paddies on this overnight tour through rural Cambodia. An expert guide accompanies you on your journey to the ancient ruins of Kompong Thom and the astounding archaeology... Read More

$176
per adult

2-Day Private Tour of Phnom Penh's Must-See Sights
Experience the best sights of Cambodia's capital city on this 2-day private tour: from the ancient Wat Phnom temple, majestic Royal Palace, and beautiful Silver Pagoda to the historic Choeung Ek killing fields, notorious Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and scenic... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$199
per adult

3-Day Private Phnom Penh to Battambang & Siem Reap Trip
Travel to the provincial town of Battambang to see local lifestyles and explore the surrounding countryside. Continue across Lake Tonle Sap on a private boat to the lively city of Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor. Read More

$365
per adult

Apsara Dancing Experience
Discover the traditional moves and rhythm of Cambodia's people with a session that shows you the classical apsara dance, once a staple in the Khmer Empire. This course offers a window into the performances that delighted royalty, with some of... Read More

Categories: Events & Shows, Sports, Tickets & Passes

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$19
per adult

Cambodian Boxing with Champion Fighters
Learn the secrets of Cambodian kickboxing in the country where the martial art began, with a guided session that draws on the wisdom of Cambodia's original masters. This practice helps you keep fit and direct the power in your fists,... Read More

Categories: Adventures

2 hours

Free cancellation

$21
per adult

Cambodian Drums
Try out the lively ancient art of Cambodian drumming with the instruments behind the signature rhythms of the country. Your hands-on time playing these traditional pieces of percussion offers a real feel for the history and entertainment in the roots... Read More

Categories: Adventures

1 hour

Free cancellation

$19
per adult

Coconut Carving Session
Create a memorable souvenir with a local craftsman's assistance. Coconut husks are one of the most useful raw materials in Cambodia and are surprisingly easy to carve into unique trinkets. Work with the grain of the husk to make anything... Read More

Categories: Adventures

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$16
per adult

Coconut Dance
Learn an elegant dance that has been performed for Angkor royalty in times past. The coconut is an integral part of Cambodian economy and is often used to create keychains, desserts, and cutlery. You practice the techniques behind a more... Read More

Categories: Adventures

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$19
per adult

Evening Street Food Tour
Discover the world of Cambodian street food with a journey to the local markets of Phnom Penh. Try dishes that range from grilled chicken and meatballs to hot dogs at the tiny vendors that can be found outside factories, on... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$32
per adult

Fishing on Mekong River with Local Fisherman
Set out from the banks of the Mekong River for the lake of Tonle Sap on an experience that lets you feel like a true Cambodian fisherman. Learn how to catch river wonders like catfish and the giant freshwater Mekong... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

4 hours

Free cancellation

$32
per adult

Flavors of Phnom Penh Cooking Class
Delve into Cambodian cuisine and regional specialties in this full-day cooking experience. Head to a local market to collect fresh and authentic ingredients, then tie on your apron as an expert chef helps you hone your skills and discover the... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife

7 hours

Free cancellation

$45
per adult

Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
Boasting elegant pagodas, glimmering spires, and a rich history, Phnom Penh is a must-see city in Southeast Asia. With the help of a local guide, gain comprehensive insight into the iconic wonders of Cambodia's capital on this half-day tour. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$74
per adult

Half-Day Tuk-Tuk Taxi Tour
Move through the streets of Phnom Penh like a local and discover the city's hot spots in a 3-wheeled tuk-tuk taxi. Peruse the spectacular Royal Palace and the Independence Monument on this exciting morning tour. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$69
per adult

Half-Day Wat Phnom & Choeung Ek Killing Fields Tour
Step back into a dark era of Phnom Penh's past on this half-day tour of historic sites. Visit ancient Wat Phnom, the central point of the city, and pay your solemn respects at the Choeung Ek killing fields, a chilling... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$57
per adult

Khmer Dance Maestro Class
Get your dancing feet ready to try out the clothes, spins, and poses of Khmer dance. From the classic Apsara to less-famous forms such as the Monkey Dance and Coconut Dance, you can experience the distinct styles of Cambodian tradition... Read More

Categories: Adventures

7 hours

Free cancellation

$54
per adult

Khmer Music-Making Session with Instruments
Music has always played a huge role in the Khmer culture of Cambodia, particularly percussive instrumentation. Learn about the rich history of Cambodian music, and enjoy access to a variety of the country's native instruments to play for yourself. Read More

Categories: Adventures

1 hour

Free cancellation

$19
per adult

Khmer Musical Journey
Learn how to play some of the classic Khmer musical instruments for an introduction to the historical sounds of Cambodia. This lesson lets you pick up knowledge from the masters themselves and get to know the sounds of cultural icons... Read More

Categories: Adventures

3 hours

Free cancellation

$43
per adult

Leather Carving Workshop
Phnom Penh is famous for its street shadow puppet shows and many people use these masterfully crafted carvings to decorate their house. This is your chance to take a course and create your very own leather-made puppet. With the help... Read More

Categories: Adventures

3 hours

Free cancellation

$37
per adult

Phnom Penh Full-Day Guided Trip
Admire the stately columns of the Cambodian king's residence, visit a temple home to bejeweled Buddhas, and learn about the country's past on this fascinating full-day tour. With an experienced guide to lead you between stops, you can also visit... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$53
per adult

Private 2-Day Irrawaddy Dolphins Excursion from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Journey northeast of Phnom Penh, stopping at a rubber factory and riverside Chhlong, with its rows of French trading houses. Launch from rustic Kratie to cruise in search of the Irrawaddy dolphin. Travel to Siem Reap, visiting ancient temples along... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$196
per adult

Private 2-Day Phnom Penh Heritage
Explore Phnom Penh's ancient and modern history on a 2-day journey with a private guide and driver. On the first day, visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and National Museum to witness ancient artifacts. One the second day, travel to... Read More

$166
per adult

Private 3-Day Battambang & Phnom Penh Excursion
Travel south from Siem Reap to discover the beautiful Khmer countryside, waterways, and historical monuments of Battambang and Phnom Penh. Cruise across Lake Tonle Sap to Cambodia’s second largest city to explore the temples, including the hilltop situated Phnom Banan.... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

3 days

Free cancellation

$429
per adult

Private 3-Day Kep & Koh Tonsay Escape
This leisurely tour takes you to the southern gems of Kampot and Kep for a look at the highlights of Cambodia's coast. Join a personal guide to see the charming towns and countryside for 3 days of exploration and relaxation... Read More

$428
per adult

Private Choeung Ek Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Museum Tour
Unravel Phnom Penh's dark past on this private tour. Visit the historic Choeung Ek killing fields, explore the notorious Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and wander around the bustling Russian Market. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$55
per adult

Private Choeung Ek Killing Fields, Tuol Sleng & Ta Prohm Tour
Experience the best of Phnom Penh in 1 day on this private tour. Visit the historic Choeung Ek killing fields, explore the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, marvel at the ancient Ta Prohm, and witness the craftsmanship and art involved in... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$107
per adult

Private Choeung Ek, Wat Phnom & Royal Palace Tour
Experience the best of Phnom Penh in 1 day on this private tour. Explore the notorious Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, pay respects at the historic Choeung Ek killing fields, visit ancient Wat Phnom, and marvel at the majestic Royal Palace... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$79
per adult

Private City Cyclo Tour
Discover the charming French Quarter of Phnom Penh on a private cyclo tour. Explore the ancient streets on a bicycle-powered rickshaw, visit historic sites, and experience the day-to-day life of a local. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$42
per adult

Private City Full-Day Tour
Experience the best of Phnom Penh in 1 day on this private tour. See the city's famous sites, bike through the ancient French Quarter, enjoy the colorful markets, relish a delicious traditional Cambodian lunch, and visit the historic Independence Monument.... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$85
per adult

Private City History & Killing Fields Full-Day Tour
Get to know the Cambodian capital on a day of exploration with a private guide, who can show you some of the city's best sights. From the 14th-century stupa of Wat Pnomh to the somber Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, you... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

Free cancellation

$75
per adult

Private Excursion to Ancient Temples, Takéo Silk Village & Mount Chisor
Discover Phnom Penh's ancient temples, a Takéo silk village, and Mount Chisor on this private day tour. Explore the enchanting Ta Prohm, witness the art and craftsmanship involved in weaving silk, and enjoy panoramic views atop Mount Chisor. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$88
per adult

Private Foodie Adventure with Dinner
Head into the bustling streets of Phnom Penh for a foodie-focused excursion featuring a delectable spread of traditional Khmer barbecue. Sample spicy bits of tender meat, crunch into fresh produce, and chat with your guide about the cultural melting pot... Read More

$58
per adult

Private Kirirom National Park Tour
Spend a peaceful day enjoying the natural beauty of the Cambodian countryside with a private tour to Kirirom National Park. Walk through lush jungle trails, discover cascading streams and waterfalls, and gaze at amazing cliff-top vistas from picture-perfect lookouts. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$119
per adult

Private Mekong Sunset Cruise
Cruise along the tranquil banks of the Mekong River to uncover rural villages filled with stilted houses and groups of bobbing fishing boats. Check out the intricate work of trained silk weavers, watch fisherman cast their lines for dinner, and... Read More

$35
per adult

Private Phnom Da & Phnom Chisor Temple Tour
Set out into the Cambodian countryside for a private tour that shows you the country's ancient temples, high hills, and remarkable heritage. With a personal guide on hand to share insight into the land and its historic sights, you can... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$73
per adult

Private Tonle Bati & Chisor Mountain Tour
Uncover temples dating back to the 10th century, savor the charms of rural life at a lakefront village, and learn how dexterous artisans craft stunning textiles out of delicate silk strands. Climb to the rugged top of a temple-covered mountain... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$86
per adult

Private Tour to Oudong Mountain
Discover the historical wonders of Cambodia's capital on this full-day tour. Marvel at the majestic Oudong Mountain, home to succession of kings from 1618 to 1866 AD. Explore the Vipassana Dhura Meditation Retreat, a pagoda, and artisan villages. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$52
per adult

Private Wat Phnom, Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda Tour
Immerse yourself in the history, art, and culture of Phnom Penh on this private day tour. Explore ancient Wat Phnom, visit the majestic Royal Palace, marvel at Cambodia's national treasures in the Silver Pagoda, and check out the array of... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$72
per adult

Private Wildlife Rescue Centre Tour with Lunch
Spend a fulfilling day discovering Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, Cambodia’s largest sanctuary for endangered and rescued animals. See a variety of exotic creatures, explore stunning temples, and enjoy a delicious lunch at a lakeside picnic area. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$59
per adult

Romantic Dinner Cruise with Transportation
Get a taste of Phnom Penh after dark on this evening dinner cruise along the calm waters of the Mekong. Dine on a delicious barbecue dinner, soak up the romantic ambiance, and take in scenic views of the sparkling lights... Read More

$68
per adult

Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda & Independence Monument Half-Day Tour
Discover the historical wonders of Cambodia's capital on this half-day tour. Marvel at the majestic Royal Palace, explore the beautiful Silver Pagoda, and visit the historic Independence Monument with your knowledgeable guide. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$54
per adult

Royal Palace, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, & Choeung Ek Memorial Tour
Once considered the gem of Indochina, Phnom Penh is renowned for its Angkorian architecture, religious sites, and dark history. On this tour, see the Royal Palace, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and Choeung Ek Memorial to gain a deeper understanding of... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$115
per adult

Shadow Puppeting Class
Learn a centuries' old form of art as a local enthusiast teaches you how to use a shadow puppet to put on a fascinating performance. Using carved leather pieces that have depth created by holes and intricate patterns, you make... Read More

Categories: Events & Shows, Sports, Tickets & Passes

1 hour

Free cancellation

$19
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Phnom Penh Airport (PNH)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Phnom Penh International Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Phnom Penh International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

Free cancellation

$16
per adult

Shooting Experience with Transfer
Get your adrenaline really pumping as you fire off military-grade assault rifles and machine guns before lobbing a few hand grenades at a world-renowned shooting range. Only here, in the mountainous outskirts of Phnom Penh, is this level of firepower... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$232
per adult

Small-Group Mekong Sunset Tour
Spend a peaceful afternoon enjoying the natural beauty of the Cambodian countryside with this tour of Phnom Penh and a sunset cruise on the Mekong River. Travel like a local by tuk tuk, barge, and boat as you take in... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$63
per adult

Small-Group Phnom Penh Food Detour with Transportation
With a food-loving guide leading the way, uncover the true flavors of Phnom Penh. Embark on a walking tour of the city's lively street markets, mingle with the locals, and treat your palate to the exotic flavors and aromas of... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$79
per adult

Small-Group Phnom Penh Secrets Tour
Discover the past and present of Cambodia as you follow an intrepid guide through the city’s iconic sites. Traverse through Phnom Penh’s bustling streets, visit nearby a village, and stop at pagodas and museums, as you uncover the secrets of... Read More

$106
per adult

Small-Group Phnom Penh's Past Tour
Take a harrowing tour of Phnom Penh and the sites of the tragic Cambodian genocide. Visit a schoolhouse that was transformed into a torture center, see the macabre sight of human skulls at the Choueng Ek Memorial, and hear how... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$54
per adult

Spa Package with Private Transfer
Take some time out to relax and rejuvenate in a luxurious spa setting. Roundtrip hotel transportation keeps you from lifting a finger, except to choose how you wish to be pampered. Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$83
per adult

Sunset River Cruise
Cruise down the magnificent Mekong River, the twelfth-longest river in the world, passing Diamond Island and encountering floating fishing villages up-close. Sip on drinks from an open bar as you watch the Royal Palace glow against a spectacular Cambodian sunset.... Read More

$33
per adult

Tuol Sleng & National Museum Half-Day Tour
Visit 2 of Phnom Penh's finest museums, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and National Museum, on this half-day tour. Learn about Cambodia's dark past during the Khmer Rouge regime and immerse yourself in the country's rich history with this educational experience.... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$57
per adult

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