Take one hour drive to Oudong which functioned as the former capital of Cambodia between the early 17th century and late 19th century. Nowadays Oudong still holds great significance as the three hills are home to various stupas containing the remains of several former Khmer Kings.
Admiring the sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, then returning to the river side of Phnom Penh catching a private boat enjoy cruising the Tonle Sap River downstream towards Phnom Penh while enjoying beautiful sunset at the end of the day.
Pick up at 8 am from your hotel, and we will take to the former capital city of Oudong. 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. At the end of the afternoon, we will return to Phnom Penh where the tour ends after drop off at your hotel.