The Architecture of Phnom Penh by Cyclo
The Architecture of
Phnom Penh by Cyclo
Visitors with an apt for architecture may have found the tour they’ve been looking for: accompanied
by a local guide with a great knowledge of Phnom Penh and smoothly zigzagging
through traffic aboard a cyclo, new stories unfold during this 3-hour tour.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Cambodia’s capital has seen its fair share of turbulence in the past under the rulings of the Khmer Rouge; large parts of Phnom Penh were severely damaged, and parts of the city have been undergoing major reconstruction work. But the magic remains to dwell through the streets and landmarks – a rustic charm with ample references to its architectonical endeavours. Phnom Penh is a veritable oasis compared to the modernity of other Asian capitals.
With wide tree-lined boulevards and well-designed buildings, Phnom Penh still harks back to the colonial days of this former French playground and the French colonial buildings, much in evidence, add to the ambience. This, and using pedal-powered cyclos, is what makes this half-day exploration of Phnom Penh worth the fabulous views from your slow-moving means of transportation.
08:30 - 11:30
14:30 - 17:30
Take an exhilarating cyclo ride and take a step back in time to Phnom Penh’s colonial era. This three-hour tour offers an introduction to the capital’s rich history and culture by cyclo, a bicycle powered rickshaw.
We dodge through the traffic as we visit a series of public and private French colonial buildings that date back to 1910. We will enter some of the buildings to explore their inside and view others from the comfort of our ride. We also explore off-the-beaten track Phnom Penh by foot as we visit sites hidden down narrow alleys.
Pick up and drop off from the hotel is by cyclo.