Depart to Oudong which is Khmer Empire on a 6-hour tour from Phnom Penh to Oudong, capital of Cambodia between 1618 and 1866.
Admire the impressive Khmer architecture sprinkled across 2 ridges of the foothills of the Phnom Udong Mountain. The smaller of the 2 ridges features 2 ruined buildings, several stupas, and the remains of Ta San Mosque. The wall paintings of Wat Kampong Tralach Leu remain remarkably well preserved and depict original scenes of rural life over a century ago.
Founded by King Srei Soryapor, Oudong thrived under the reign of King Ang Duoug, when canals, bridges, and hundreds of pagodas were built. Surrounding the ruins, you’ll find some smaller pagodas that are still intact, as well as stupas and statues of Buddha.
Climb the stairway of the impressive stupa to enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Then, drive back to Phnom Penh stopping at the village of Kampong Tralach en route to see another historic pagoda.