Phnom Oudong Mountain & Phnom Baset - Phnom Penh to Ancient Capitol
This full-day tour will take you to Phnom Baset hill, where an incredible golden temple glitters in the sunlight. You will also have the chance to visit Prasat Srey Krup Leak, the royal city of Oudong, and the Vihara temple sanctuary, which is home to a reclining Buddha.
- Departure: Phnom Penh
- Duration: Approximately 7 hours
- Meeting time: Approximately 09:00
- Meeting point: At your hotel lobby
- Walk along Phnom Baset hill. Visit the golden pagoda
- Take in the wild beauty of Prasat Srey Krup Leak
- Walk across the Twin Humps of Phnom Udong
- See the impressive bronze buddha
- Tuck into a tasty picnic lunch
The pick-up time at your hotel varies based on your hotel location and traffic.Pick up and drop off service is available for hotel in city center. If you are not sure where your hotel is please put exact name of your hotel and our team will get back to you with a suggestion.Guests staying outside of city center will be advised an additional surcharge (if any) subject to distance. This surcharge customers to pay on spot to a tour guide or driver.
Tips for visiting Cambodian Temples
Read a basic history of each temple. This will help you appreciate it more when you see it in person.Wear modest clothing, since all of the ancient temples are active sites of worship. This includes covering your shoulders with sleeves and wearing long pants.
The itinerary might be subject to possibly change due to weather local conditions without a notice in advance.
- Entrance fee
- Guide (English)
- Other expense
- Bottle of water
What are some fun things to do in Phnom Penh? Visit Phnom Oudong Mountain, an ancient Khmer capitol near Phnom Penh City
This full-day tour begins in the fresh morning sunlight. You'll be picked up at your hotel, where you'll make your way to Oudong and Phnom Praset. Located 32-kilometers northwest of Phnom Penh, Phnom Baset is a hill with a brick structure sheltering a granite rock with a west-facing grotto. Phnom Baset also houses a golden pagoda, a glimmering jewel standing out among the brick and rubble. The outer walls of the brick structure are guarded by stone sentinels, and the walls are decorated with sculptures of past palaces. Atop Phnom Baset you can also visit Prasat Srey Krup Leak ("Temple of the Perfect Woman"). The temple is overrun by nature, with tree roots and vines climbing the stunning ruins. Note the Hindu-inspired alterations made to this originally Buddhist site. The next stop on your private Phnom Praset tour is the abandoned royal city of Oudong. The original capital of Cambodia, the ruins of this 17th-century city are nestled in the hills. A number of kings were crowned here from 1618-1866. Dotting the rolling landscapes, you will find temples, stupas, and other incredible structures. The countryside provides a picturesque view of rural Phnom Penh. The main attractions in Oudong are the Twin Humps of Phnom Udong. Here, several pagodas stand in ancient grace. Inside, the remains of Cambodian kings, including King Monivong (1927-1941) and King And Duong (1845-1859), can be found. As you walk through Phnom Praset, take in the natural beauty of this old-world site. Sugar palms and rice paddies line the panorama, creating a picture of fresh greenery. It is here that you will enjoy a rest and a tasty picnic lunch.Your final stop is the Vihara, a temple sanctuary where a splendid reclining Buddha lies enshrined. It's a very beautiful, shining representation of the beloved god.