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Royal Charm and Blessings at Oudong

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Royal Charm and Blessings at Oudong

From $115.40 / person

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Oudong was the capital of the Khmer Empire from 17th century until 1866, when it was moved to Phnom Penh. Several temples along with innumerable palm trees punctuate the horizon, and stupas containing the remains of several great Khmer kings can be found here. This day trip from Phnom Penh includes lunch and personal blessing by the monks during a traditional ceremony.
  • Oudong day trip from Phnom Penh
  • Participate in a blessing ceremony with Buddhist monks
  • Khmer set lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

Additional Details

Pickup included
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A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
Local blessing ceremony
All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
All applicable taxes and service charges
Lunch is included at a local restaurant (food only)
Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees
Hotel accommodation in Phnom Penh
Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

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8:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Phnom Penh hotels. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.
After hotel pickup, depart in the morning for Oudong, located about 24 miles (40 km) north of Phnom Penh. Listen as your guide narrates the history of this former capital of the Khmer Empire, situated atop two parallel ridges that offer spectacular views. On arrival, head to the summit of Oudong (also called Phnom Udong) and look out over the surrounding countryside. Then take a leisurely stroll through ancient structures, such as temples and stupas.

Next, take part in a traditional Khmer ceremony performed by Buddhist monks who sprinkle water and flowers and offer a personal blessing during 5 to 10 minutes of chanting. The ritual is believed to cleanse bad spirits from the past and bring good fortune for the coming year. You will receive a small string to tie around your wrist as a customary symbol of this memorable experience.

Afterward, you're served a Khmer set lunch at a local restaurant before traveling back to Phnom Penh with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Phnom Udong
We will pick you up from your Phnom Penh hotel at around 8 am and transfer to Oudong. This ancient capital from the latter stages of the Khmer Empire and crowning site of the king, located atop two parallel ridges 40 km north of Phnom Penh. Oudong was capital of the Khmer Empire from 17th Century until 1866 until it was moved to Phnom Penh. Several temples and religious structure dot the ridgeline and stupas containing the remains of several great Khmer Kings such as King Monivong and King Ang Duong can be found here. These hills were also the site of some of the Khmer Rouge’s most prolonged resistance against the encroaching Vietnamese army in 1979. The summit of Phnom Oudong offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and is a favourite picnic spot for residents from Phnom Penh. We stroll through these buildings of times past by before we head out to see one of the monks.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Oudong Temple
The highlight of this half-day (mornings only) is to receive a personal blessing by the monks in which they will perform a traditional ceremony by sprinkling water and flowers while chanting for about 5 to 10 minutes. It is believed that this traditional Khmer blessing ceremony cleanses evil spirits from the past and brings good luck for the coming year. You will feel surprisingly renewed and relaxed after this memorable experience. After the blessing ceremony, you will receive a small string for their wrist from the monks. Bearers of this sacred thread must wear it until it falls off on its own to have a maximum effect on one’s good fortune. To let the whole experience soak in, we offer a Khmer set lunch at a local restaurant before we travel back to Phnom Penh. Arrival at your booked hotel at around 1.30 pm.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside Phnom Penh. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside this area such as Koh Dach, Tonle Bati, and Oudong, any of the river and cruise ferry terminals and Phnom Penh International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • To avoid any issues pertaining obtaining an arrival visa at the airport, please ensure that your passport contains at least two empty pages. Failure to do so may result in not gaining entrance into the Kingdom of Cambodia.
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This tour is only operational in the morning.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Asian Trails LTD
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Royal Charm and Blessings at Oudong?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Royal Charm and Blessings at Oudong.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Royal Charm and Blessings at Oudong?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Royal Charm and Blessings at Oudong.

Product code: 8084P295

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