Discover Cambodia’s former capital on this private full-day tour of Oudong from Phnom Penh. Admire the pre-Angkorian temples of Phnom Praset; explore the royal monuments and war memorials of Oudong; then watch the sunset over Phnom Penh as you cruise back to the city along the Tonle Sap River.
Pick up at 8 am from your hotel. En route we will stop at Phnom Praset to see a pre-Angkorian temple from the 8th century and a reclining Buddha. The view from the temples on the surroundings plains and rice-fields is beautiful. Then, we will continue to Oudong where you will have lunch on your own account. Afternoon, visit Oudong which was the royal capital between 1618 and 1866 before the capital was moved to Phnom Penh, several temples and stupas cover three hills. These huge stupas can be seen from miles away and contain the remains of several Khmer kings including King Monivong (1927-1941) and King Ang Duong (1845-1859). The walk up the hill over 500 steps provides an excellent exercise especially the view countryside view. These hills were also the site of some of the Khmer Rouge’s most prolonged resistance against the Vietnamese army in 1979 and a memorial to those murdered by the Khmer Rouge was built on this place.