Cambodia Silver Pagoda Tour – Half day
Susaday, sunny greeting from Impress Travel, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. You are coming to Phnom Penh, but you are wondering where is pagoda to visit around Phnom Penh, Impress Travel offer you the tour to visit Silver Pagoda, the Royal Place & ToulSleng Museum. To book this tour email us at email@example.com or more great choice about Cambodia tours here.
What do you know about Silver Pagoda?
It is located in Oknha Chhun, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Silver Pagoda is located on the south side of the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh. Formerly, it was known as Wat Ubosoth Ratanaram. The temple's official name is Preah Vihear Preah Keo Morakot which is commonly shortened to Wat Preah Keo in Khmer, which means 'The Temple of the Emerald Buddha,' but has received the common moniker 'Silver Pagoda' after the solid silver floor tiles that adorn the temple building. The pagoda compound as a whole contains several structures and gardens, the primary building being the temple Wat Preah Keo Morokat and other structures including a library, various stupas, shrines, monuments, minor buildings and the galleries of the Reamker. It is the pagoda where the King meets with monks to listen to their sermons and where some Royal ceremonies are performed. It houses a collection of priceless Buddhist and historical objects including the 'Emerald Buddha.' And, unlike most pagodas, no monks live at the pagoda. The temple building, library and Reamker galleries were first constructed between 1892 and 1902 under King Norodom. The equestrian statue of King Norodom was set in place in 1892. Other structures such as the stupas of King Ang Doung Stupa King Norodom (1908), the Kantha Bopha memorial sanctuary (1960) and others were added later. The temple received major reconstruction in 1962 and further renovations 1985-1987, particularly to the Reamker fresco murals. Many of the temple treasures were looted during by the Khmer Rouge 1975-1979, but fortunately the Khmer Rouge chose to keep much of the collection intact for propaganda purposes.
Tour to visit Silver Pagoda:
- Impress Travel will come to hotel, pick you up then transfer to visit Silver Pagoda
- Start a tour to visit the Royal Place, built in 1866 by King Norodom; the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5,000 silver tiles and located within the Royal Palace compound,
- To visit to ToulSleng Museum, a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime
- Return to hotel & the tour of Silver Pagoda is over.
What's included in this trip
Private tours with English speaking guide for the entire trip except during free time.
Entrance fee to any applicable tourist sites
All transportation and transfers with an air-conditioning vehicle.
Meals as stated per itinerary
Government tax and services charge
Cold water and towel during the tour
To book this tour email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or more great choice about Cambodia tours here.