Oudong & Silversmiths Village Tour

Morning Tour (4.5 H)

$35/person (minimum bookings: 2 persons)

 

Overview

Got an extra day in Phnom Penh? Want to see something different? This is a perfect option for you.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the beautiful view on a scenic drive of Cambodia countryside on an air-conditioned tour bus/van

  • Climb the picturesque Hill of Oudong, once the capital of Cambodia for 250 years

  • Visit Arthaross Temple and The Great Royal Stupas

  • Enjoy the breathtaking view from the top of the hill of Oudong

  • Visit the Silversmiths Village to learn this traditional Khmer art form

  • Have a glimpse of the mosques and towns of the Cham communities live in Cambodia


This tour features informative commentary from audio guide for free of charge, an English speaking tour assistant and separate driver.

What to expect

You will be picked up at your hotel/hostel between 8-8:30am in the morning, then you will travel to Oudong along Tonle Sap River.


The drive will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on the traffic. During the drive,  you can enjoy the view of the typical Cambodian countryside with our window seats.

Oudong is 40km northwest of Phnom Penh and was the capital of Cambodia for 250 years. In 1866 Oudong was abandoned for the sake of Phnom Penh, which was suggested by the French colonial masters as the new capital.

Oudong Mountain can be thoroughly explored at a comfortable pace in 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will climb the hill from the back of the ridge and go down the hill from the 509 steps stairway. Several religious structure and royal stupas which contain the remains of several great Khmer Kings dot the ridgeline of the hill. The summit of Phnom Oudong offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside; the beautiful Kandal Temple peacefully sits in the middle of plains and rice fields. On the way down the hill, you might encounter some monkeys. Our bus/van will wait for you at the bottom of the hill and then heads to Silversmiths Village.


The population of this village is about 700. During the time of when nearby Oudong was the Kingdom's capital, craftspeople and artisans were always in high demand by Cambodia's monarchs, but during the Pol Pot years villagers were forced to work on the rice fields.


At this village, they work in family unit, the wooden house is their home and the workshop where they live, make the crafts and sell them. Family members start to learn the skill at very early age after school time.

After the visit of the village, then our bus will drive back to Phnom Penh; on the way back, you can have a glimpse of the largest Cham communities live in Cambodia with many mosques dots along the high way.

You will be dropped off back to your hotel/hostel or at riverside where you can have lunch or spend the afternoon.


The tour will be finished at around 1pm.


*The tour assistant is not tour guide. This is not guided tour.

Including

  • All Entrance fees

  • National Park fees

  • Bottled water

  • Transport by air-conditioned bus/van

  • Hotel pick up / drop off (central located hotels in Phnom Penh)

  • English speaking tour assistant

  • Separate driver ensures safety

  • Free Audio Guide

  • Detailed tour map of Oudong

  • Free Wifi

Excluding

  • Lunch

  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

  • You must have a suitable level of fitness to undertake this tour as you are required to climb to the summit of a hill. And you take the full responsibility of your own wellbeing and safety during the tour. 

  • Minimum age is 12 years

  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers

  • Minimum numbers apply

  • Not recommended for participants with back problems

  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

  • Not recommended for pregnant women

  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes

Time Table

  • 8:00-8:30 Hotel Pick Up

  • 8:30-9:30 Driving to Oudong

  • 9:30-11:30 Sightseeing by yourself

  • 11:30 Leaving Oudong

  • 11:30-11:45 Driving to Silversmiths Village

  • 11:45-12:05 Visit Silversmiths Village

  • 12:05 Leaving Silversmith Village

  • 12:05-1:00 Driving back to PP

 

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