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Escorted Rail Tours to Phnom Penh

Discover the moving history of Cambodia

The beating heart of Cambodia is the city of Phnom Penh, situated at the meeting point for three great rivers - the Mekong, the Tonle Sap and the Bassac. Today, the city has a real buzz as it continues to develop following its years of isolation. As with many cities across South-East Asia, Phnom Penh has a distinctly French feel to much of its grandest buildings; French colonial mansions stand alongside newly emerging designs. The French ruled Cambodia from 1869 until the country declared its independence in 1953 under King Norodom Sihanouk.

During the 1960s, Phnom Penh was a bustling, busy city with a happy population, growing café culture and vibrant street life. The atmosphere in the city changed completely in a single day - 17th April 1975 - when the Khmer Rouge took over the country and residents of the city fled into the countryside. After four years of brutal rule under Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge fled and the people of Phnom Penh slowly returned to reinvigorate their city.

The transformation has turned Phnom Penh into an exciting capital city, delightfully devoid of skyscrapers and ugly modern developments.

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Explore the fascinating intertwined countries of Vietnam and Cambodia, from the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh and the ancient kingdom of Angkor Wat, to the spectacular natural beauty and unmistakable outline of Halong Bay and the waterways of the Mekong Delta.

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Royal Palace

The Royal Palace and the 'Silver Pagoda' occupy an impressive riverside location, surrounded by beautiful, manicured gardens. There is an ornate maisonette at the palace that was presented to King Norodom by Napoleon III. One of the most popular attractions at the Silver Pagoda is a golden Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds.

Toul Sleng

The former school is infamous as the centre of the Khmer Rouge's regime of terror, where 17,000 'enemies' of the state were interrogated and tortured. Many were then murdered in the surrounding 'killing fields'. Today, Toul Sleng is a museum charting the history of the Khmer Rouge and the atrocities committed in their name.

National Museum

The red-stone traditional Khmer building displays the rich history of the Khmer Empire. The artefacts on display are some of the only historical items to survive the rule of the Khmer Rouge.

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