Phnom Penh Tours
Phnom Penh takes its name from the present Wat Phnom “Hill Temple” Legend has it that in 1372, an old nun named Lady Penh went to fetch water in the Mekong and found a dead Kukui tree floating down the stream. Inside a hole of the Koki tree were four bronze and one stone Buddha statues. Wat Phnom gave the city its name Daun (Grandma) Penh brought the statues ashore and ordered people to pile up earth northeast of her house, she then used the Koki trunks to build a temple on the hill to house the five Buddha statues, and then named the temple after herself as Wat Phnom Daun Penh, which is now known as Wat Phnom, a small hill of 27 metres (89 ft) in height. Phnom Penh was also previously known as Krong Chaktomuk meaning “City of Four Faces”. This name refers to the junction where the Mekong, Bassac, and Tonle Sap rivers cross to form an “X” where the capital is situated. Krong Chaktomuk is an abbreviation of its ceremonial name which was given by King Ponhea Yat, which in full is Krong Chaktomuk Mongkol Sakal Kampuchea Thipadei Sereythor Inthabot Borei Roth Reach Seima Maha Nokor. This ceremonial name is composed from Pali, and loosely translates as “The place of four rivers that gives the happiness and success of Kampuja Kingdom, the highest leader as well as impregnable city of the God Indra of the enormous Kingdom”. As Phnom Penh is Cambodia capital city even it is a little bit crowd but it is Once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920 and one of the most famous and importance place should visit there are like (Royal Palace, National Museum, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum or S21 Prison, Killing field Oudong Mountain, Phnom Tamov National Zoo, Tonle Bati, Phnom Chiso, Mekong island, Kirirom and more interesting) Yes if you come to Cambodia and across Phnom Penh I would like to introduce you Mr. Rithear Seng Oh!!! What can he do???
He is native to Phnom Penh and he also a fully license local Phnom Penh taxi driver who speak very good English, friendly, helpful and responsibility.
His car is new brand Lexus RX-300 using petrol not gas very good air-condition. He can help you to arrange fully license tour guide with all languages, International and domestic air ticket, Bus and boat ticket, Visa, Hotel reservation with reasonable price, and local taxi driver to all places including tourist information. He can help you to plant you the itinerary during your stay in Phnom Penh even you are in short or long limit time. He can provide 4WD, Minivan 12 to 15 Seats if you came with your party. He is my best partner who will combine if your trips are including Siem Reap, Angkor Wat. A whole day tour around Phnom Penh like Royal Palace, National Museum, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum or S21 Prison, Killing field will only cost (September to March $55) (April to August $50) including air-conditioning car, gasoline and driver if you would like to check out faraway places like Oudong Mountain, Phnom Tamov National Zoo, Tonle Bati, Phnom Chiso, Mekong island, Phnom Da, Kirirom and more interesting will discuss for additional.
Phnom Penh Visiting Itinerary and Quote
Dear all tourists: Thank you for contacting me. I am native to Phnom Penh and happy to share the many fine qualities this area has to offer. Let me begin by sharing some general information for visiting Phnom Penh (Cambodia Capital) and introducing my standard tour itineraries. Please note that all prices are expressed in United States dollars (USD) and it is for the car include gasoline and driver only not per person and not include ant fee like Royal Palace $6/person, National Museum $3/person, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum $2/person, Killing Field $5/person, Wat Phnom $1/person ect…
My English skills are comparable to the temple’s tour guides and I’m happy to explain many things while we’re driving. However, I am not a licensed local tour guide and therefore cannot accompany you inside the temple. At your discretion, you may explore the temple with or without a licensed local tour guide. Please note that for all tours, I stock cold beverages in my car for your enjoyment. The rate to hire an English-speaking licensed local tour guide is $30 per day and I’m happy to arrange for a guide if you want one.
My normal hire rate is $30/day and $10 for airport transfer (i.e. for the city tour) and will be additional charges if you apply for some place are outside the Capital City like Oudong $3/person ticket fee, Silk Island or Mekong Island (Koh Dach), Phnom Chisor $3/person ticket fee, Tonle Bati $3/person ticket fee, Phnom Tamou $5/person ticket fee, National Park Kirirom $5/person ticket fee, Phnom Da $4/person ticket fee