Phnom Penh

South East Asia Journeys provides customized tours of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s historic capital city. See the Royal Palace, National Museum, Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and other highlights that illuminate Cambodia’s complex history. Our flexible tours and knowledgeable local guides help you experience the vibrancy of this bustling city at your own pace.


About Phnom Penh

Welcome to Phnom Penh, the bustling capital of Cambodia! Allow us to be your guide to this fascinating city, where glimmers of the past and present collide in beguiling ways. Once known as the “Pearl of Asia,” Phnom Penh still charms visitors with its glittering royal palace, storied monuments, and captivating contrasts. Stroll along the lively riverfront and sample street food as monkeys frolic nearby. Contemplate the sobering history of the Khmer Rouge era at Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields. As day turns to night, lose yourself in the electric energy of the city’s markets, bars and restaurants. Phnom Penh is a city of resilience, spirit, and surprises. Join us to discover its secrets – history and serenity, tragedy and tranquility, all come together in beguiling ways. Experience the real heart of Cambodia in this dynamic capital!


With expert advice and English- speaking guides to help you get the most out of your visit, we offer you a place far, far away where smiles are free and thus traded daily. Banyan trees envelop ancient temples while sticky rice cooks on an open fire. Ancient and recent history mix to show a country that has endured so much yet has so much to give….for many of us on the Southeast Journeys team, Cambodia is home and we can’t wait to welcome you!

Welcome to the highlights of Phnom Penh, a city where the aura of history collides with modern energy! Allow us to guide you through the top attractions of Cambodia’s bustling capital. Immerse yourself in revered temples, tragic histories, and bustling local life. Marvel at the dazzling spires of the Royal Palace, where kings and queens once walked. Contemplate the sobering horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime at Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields. Wander through markets overflowing with colorful silks, aromatic spices, and fresh produce. As the sun sets, join locals at vibrant restaurants and bars along the mighty Mekong River. From devastating tragedies to enduring symbols of national pride, Phnom Penh offers intriguing insights into Cambodia’s storied past and dynamic present. Join us to discover the essence of this captivating capital!

With its bustling energy, fascinating history, and colorful culture, Phnom Penh is an alluring destination to explore. But when is the ideal time to visit Cambodia’s busy capital? Join us as we reveal the best times to experience Phnom Penh’s perfect blend of past and present charms. The cooler dry season from November to March brings comfortable temperatures and breezy riverside strolls. Vibrant festivals ring in the new year with food, dances, and merriment. April’s temperatures rise, heralding the hot season, but pools and shady temples beckon. From May to October, lush emerald rice paddies shimmer as monsoon rains nourish the land. The river swells, and the city becomes even more atmospheric. Whenever you choose to visit, Phnom Penh offers intriguing history, dynamic urban energy, and authentic local experiences. Let us help you unlock this city’s unique spirit any time of year!

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Meet the local team

Our team of cultural experts has carefully selected over 60 one-of-a-kind locations throughout the region, each of which features a diverse array of day trips, tours, and excursions to choose from.

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Makara Put

Cambodia Country Director and Co-Owner

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Siem Reap Guides

Region Tour Guides Leaders

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Narla Phay

Owner & Business Development Director

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