Thing To See
Oudong, located in Kampong Speu Province, is a small town 40km northwest of Phnom Penh. It is called Oudong Meanchey. It served as the capital of Cambodia under several sovereigns between 1618 and 1866. It is now a place of pilgrimage for Cambodian’s and has many local visitors during religious celebrations.
You must have a suitable level of fitness to undertake this tour as you are required to climb to the summit of a hill to visit the newest addition to Phnom Oudong, which is a modern temple home to a Buddha relic, previously housed in Phnom Penh. The attraction here is not just the stupa but also the breathtaking view over the surrounds. You can also interact with and feed the monkeys who live in large numbers here.
What to Expect
After your hotel pickup, you will discover the landscapes of Cambodia in your choice of a Tuk Tuk or car during the 90 minutes journey to Oudong Temple. On the way, you will enjoy a local snack for morning tea. Then, you will climb the hill to visit the different temples, enjoy the view and watch the monks go about their daily lives. After your descent, a traditional Cambodian lunch will be served at the bottom of the hill, in a typical piles hut. Then it is a short drive to a Buddhist center known as Putmondul. Here you will see monks and nuns as well as many locals seeking good luck through their offerings. It is home to a magnificent reclining Buddha and many fine paintings depicting the history of this religion.
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Centrally located Phnom Penh hotels, guesthouses, or from GCT office.
7:30 am to 9.30 am at the guest's preferred time of departure.
Returns to original departure point.
- Entrance fees
- Bottled water
- Morning tea
- Private Guide
- Your choice of transport and driver
- Hotel pickup
- Gratuities (optional)