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Khmer Architecture Tours

#12 of 122 Tours in Phnom Penh
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Address: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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+855 17 369 743
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Tours of modern architecture in Cambodia.

Our various tours focus on...

Tours of modern architecture in Cambodia.

Our various tours focus on buildings erected after Cambodia's independence in 1953, a style described as 'New Khmer Architecture', while setting these within the historical context of Phnom Penh.

Regular tours take place on the second and fourth weekend of each month, guided by Cambodian architects and students. Custom tours can be arranged and can be given in Khmer, French or Chinese upon request.

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Excellent tour

I did the Public 1960's houses ...... tour which included the White Building amongst others. Our guide was fantastic, so enthusiastic about his subject and sharing so much... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I did the Public 1960's houses ...... tour which included the White Building amongst others. Our guide was fantastic, so enthusiastic about his subject and sharing so much knowledge with us. I would highly recommend these guys tours to anyone & they have plenty to choose from.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dear Travelbuddies, This tour will help you to understand Phnom Penh as an urban City and give you a really deep overview about the last 70years till now. My guide was Kagna a passion Architect who loves sharing information about traditional khmer Architecture and French colonial Architecture. So I enjoyed the tours from the first second to the last second.... More 

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KAT-Coordinator, Coordinator at Khmer Architecture Tours, responded to this review

Thank you Chris for your great review of both the Colonial Architecture and the New Khmer Architecture Tour. It is wonderful to hear that you had a good time and learned about the history, development and architecture of Phnom Penh and that our guide Kagna did well. I’ll make sure to pass on your review to her. One of the... More 

Seoul, South Korea
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a 3-hour tour by cyclo through old Phnom Penh and the National Stadium. Our tour guide Kagna was very knowledgeable and knew a lot about the history of the sites. We started at the post office area, through a beautiful French colonial bank building converted to a restaurant, through ruins of hotels and mission churches that are being... More 

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KAT-Coordinator, Coordinator at Khmer Architecture Tours, responded to this review

Dear Eric, Thank you for your lovely review, which describes very well the different aspects of the combined tour: part of the Colonial Tour and part of the 1960s New Khmer Architecture Tour (the Sports Complex). I’m happy you enjoyed all parts of it and that you have a good idea now of how Phnom Penh developed into the city... More 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have had 4 tours since i came to Phnom Penh. All of them are well planned and let learn a lot about the city. However, i would like to highlight Lyna, as a very special and knowledgeable guide. After my first tour with her guidance I was impressed of her very good English, strong knowledge about architecture and history... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We did a private Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo Tour on our first full day in Phnom Penh and it was a great introduction to the city - we were taken to places we would never have gone on our own, and our guide gave us a great commentary on what we were looking at. She explained to us the... More 

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KAT-Coordinator, Khmer Architecture Tours Coordinator at Khmer Architecture Tours, responded to this review

Dear valued guest, Thank you very much for your positive reaction. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Architecture tour by Cyclo, focusing on the Historical Center of Phnom Penh, as an introduction to the city, Cambodian life, culture and history. Like you say, our guides bring you to buildings and sites in Phnom Penh, which would be... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

The tour we took with Kagna gave us a real insight into Phnom Penh's architecture and history. We saw places we never would have found or seen otherwise. Travel by cyclo was quite an experience. Added bonus is that tours promote the preservation of heritage buildings and provide employment for cyclo operators.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We took a private three hour tour of Phnom Penh by cyclo. Our guide was really knowledgeable about architecture, both colonial and modern, and enthusiastic about the subject. We were able to look inside some apartment buildings and back alley ways and learn about the history of buildings, city and culture and how people live today. Tour ran smoothly and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

A very interesting tour, with a very committed guide. Miss Kagna took us to the University site, then to to 100 houses projects and finally to the huge sports complex. We went from site to site on a tuk-tuk (very safe). She was very knowledgeable and happy to share her knowledge. We learned a lot and this was the most... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Recent architecture graduate, Kagna, picked us up from our hotel with cyclos....how cool. Poor driver who got the short straw (88kg male compared with his much lighter wife had the decency to only flinch. We saw significant buildings that were part of the French colonial period of the city's development. During the three hours, Kagna took us into places we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We took the cyclo tour today and it captures the history of the city through the stories associated with the buildings. We saw the "before" photos and now what stands in its place. The lovely young architect took us inside many buildings we would not have otherwise seen: we value what has been kept so we hope that more of... More 

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