Full-Day Phnom Penh City & Silk Island with a local Tuk Tuk Tours

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The hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh can be overwhelming at the best of times. Take a break and head north to the rural Silk Island on this quiet full-day Tuk Tuk tour. We will first discover the rhythms of Cambodian life away from the city. Try your hand at farming at a local farm, visit traditional silk weavers and learn about their work, and walk around the island’s tiny villages and unbaked countryside at your own pace. Then we will come back to the city to discover Wat Phnom Duan Penh where were built in 1372 and known as the foundation of the city. At the end of tour, we will move to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda where are the complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Royal Phnom Penh Tours

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Stop At: Mekong Island - Koh Dach

Koh Dach – or Silk Island – may be a short way from Phnom Penh, but its a world away from the capital’s hustle and bustle. We look at the best ways to explore Silk Island, and what to do while you’re there. Located just a 45-minute tuk-tuk or moto drive and short ferry journey away from Phnom Penh, a visit to Koh Dach is a great way to escape the humdrum of capital life while discovering rural Cambodia. The cooling calm of the island is not only a great respite: it’s also a fun way to learn more about Cambodia’s silk weaving history, stroll through quiet villages, relax on the river or go for a dip. Silk history Cambodia has a lengthy silk-weaving history that stretches back to pre-Angkorian times. While the art is dwindling, countrywide efforts are being made to rekindle the craft. Koh Dach is dotted with weaving communities. Visitors can learn more about the process, from the plumping up of the silk worms with mulberry leaves, spinning the yarn and dyeing techniques to seeing the final product. The main silk weaving centre is about 1km from the ferry landing. It houses a series of stilted wooden houses, where weavers sit with their handmade wooden looms and create patterned silk scarves and traditional Khmer skirts.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Royal Palace

The Royal Palace, in Chey Chumneas, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia. Its full name in the Khmer language is Preah Barum Reachea Veang Chaktomuk Serei Mongkol.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Silver Pagoda

The Silver Pagoda is located on the south side of the Royal Palace in Chey Chumneas, Phnom Penh. The official name is Wat Ubaosoth Ratanaram as known as Wat Preah Keo Morakot which is commonly shortened to Wat Preah Keo in Khmer. The vihara houses many national treasures including many gold and jeweled Buddha statues.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wat Phnom

Wat Phnom is a Buddhist temple located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It was built in 1372, and stands 27 metres above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city. The pagoda was given the name of Wat Preah Chedey Borapaut. Wat Phnom is the central point of Phnom Penh.

Duration: 40 minutes
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