Tours Information

Phnom Penh

Situated at the confluence of the Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap Rivers, Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, has a population of approximately 1.5 million people. Ideally located in the very heart of Phnom Penh, Villa Sovanna Boutique Hotel will make you easily enjoy the city’s attractions such as the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Sisowath Quay, the What Phnom, the Independence Monument… Have a walk and shop trough out the Central Market (Psar Thmei), the Russian Market (Psar Toul Tom Poung), Street 178 (the place for Cambodian art and antiques), Street 240 (The famous Shopping street in the city). Our concierge will provide you guidance based on your interests, to help you enjoy your stay with us.

The Royal Palace

Situated on the site of the former Citadel, it was built by King Norodom in 1866 on the banks of the Mekong River. Inside its gleaming yellow walls are the Throne Hall; the Chan Chaya Pavilion, specially made for performances of classical Cambodian dance; the Napoleon III Pavilion, offered to King Norodom by Queen Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, and the King’s and Queen’s residential quarters.

The Silver Pagoda

Also called the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha, it is located in the compound of the Royal Palace. Inside, its floor is constructed of 5000 silver blocks. In the center of the pagoda, there is a magnificent 17th-century emerald Buddha statue made of baccarat crystal.

The National Museum

Located near the Royal Palace, Cambodia’s National Museum offers a charming setting for a stunning collection of ancient Khmer art. Predominantly constructed of sandstone, the sculptures date from both the Angkorean and pre-Angkorean eras. These exhibits are complemented by more recent examples of Cambodian art. The museum is housed in a terra-cotta-roofed structure of traditional Cambodian design, which was built between 1917 and 1920.

Wat Phnom

Atop an artificial hill built in the 15th century stands a stupa containing the ashes of a king from the same period. There is also a small Buddhist pagoda. Wat Phnom is a city landmark and a popular place for worship.

Toul Sleng or S-21

toul sleng
When the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975 they converted a non-descript high school on the fringe of downtown Phnom Penh into a detention and torture center known as Tuol Sleng, or S-21 (Security Prison 21). A genocide museum was established at Tuol Sleng after the 1979 Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia and today it appears precisely as it was left by the fleeing Khmer Rouge.

Sunset cruise on the Mekong and Tonlesap

A one-hour cruise from the capital takes you along the river to watch the daily life of the people living on and around the rivers. You’ll enjoy a magnificent sunset, when the reflected rays of the setting sun cast a golden glow across the river.