Got an extra day in Phnom Penh?
Want to see something different?
This is a perfect option for you.
Oudong Mountain Tour Including Silversmiths Village
Half Day Tour by air-con mini-van or bus
Tour Price: $35/person, $33/person (2 people), $30/person (3 people)
Oudong was royal residence and Cambodia’s capital for more than 250 years. In 1866 King Norodom moved the capital to Phnom Penh. During Khmer Rouge Regime, Oudong royal court was extensively damaged along with the other temples, monuments and religious structures. Nowadays you can climb the hills and visit the temples and stupas containing the remains of several Khmer kings such as King Monivong and King Ang Duong. Restoration of damaged temples and religious monuments is still undergone with the funding and donation by international NGO. The summit of hills of Oudong offers a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside. (The hills were also the site of some of the Khmer Rouge’s most prolonged resistance against the Vietnamese army in 1979.)
Silversmiths Village is on the way back to Phnom Penh. Here you can watch the craftsmen making beautiful Khmer style silver crafts. Many families here are in this business for generations, they used to supply to the Royal Court that, at times, was in residence at Oudong. Normally they work in family unit, the house is the workshop where they make the crafts and sell them. As the price of raw silver went up a lot during the last few years, retail prices rose so much that wholesalers are unable to sell at those prices, this has forced some silversmiths to find other ways to earn a living. So you are more than welcome to buy their products as souvenirs; the craftsmen are happy to negotiate the price. (Please note that some crafts are not made of silver, they are made of copper. Price of copper is cheaper. )
Hotel pick up / drop off
Transportation by car or mini van or mini bus
All Entrance fees
English speaking Tour Assistant
Separate driver ensures safety
Free Audio Guide
Free Tour Map
Lunch and drinks
This is not a guided tour, but free audio guide and tour map provided.
Air-conditioned! Safe! Clean! Comfortable! No hassles!
You must have a suitable level of fitness to undertake this tour as you are required to climb to the summit of a hill.
It is your own risk to take this tour and you hold the full responsibility of your own well-being during the tour.
Please wear comfortable shoes.