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We are just after a short trip to Phnom Penh Cambodia. So I want to share our Phnom Penh Itinerary before I forget some details. 🙂 Cambodia was in our bucket list from a long time; however our first plan was to visit Siem Riep, which is one of the popular destinations in Cambodia. But, with many reasons, finally we decided to choose Phnom Penh for this short holiday which was just 4 days in Cambodia. Till I write more details about Phnom Penh city and things to do in Phnom Penh in detail, here is our itinerary which was really relaxed and enjoyable. Instead of visiting many attractions in Phnom Penh, we wanted to make this trip a relaxing holiday which gives more time for our kid to enjoy with us.

Past few months were busy for us. We are just after a holiday in Sri Lanka. We even experienced a  five days itinerary around Singapore. So, it was bit tiresome and we didn’t want to walk around a lot.But we wanted to visit another country too!

After getting our Cambodia visa from the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Singapore, we started planning our trip. We booked our flight tickets from Jet Airways which is a popular budget airline. Although it says Jet Airways is popular as a budget airline, actually it was not budgeted with quality as we expected. We were bit nervous with our flight experience as this was the first time we travelled through a budget airline. It was easier for us to save some money from the services which we don’t want to use such as checked luggage. Overall we had great experience with Jet Airways flight to Phnom Penh.

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Our kid enjoyed his time at the Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel.It is located in walking distance to most of the major attractions in Phnom Penh,Cambodia

Our hotel stay for the 3 nights was Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel in Phnom Penh and that’s the best selection we did for our trip. The hotel is strategically located near the most of the popular attractions in Phnom Penh such as Royal Palace, Museum, Riverside and Wat Ounalum. We could walk to these places in few minutes and therefore we didn’t feel much tired with our 3 years old kid.

We could enjoy good food, beautiful views and friendly staff during our stay at the Frangipani Royal Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Here is our sample itinerary for 4 days in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. However, I don’t want to add timing or even having meal here as these are common things to do in any place.

Our Cambodia,Phnom Penh itinerary for 4 days 3Nights with the kid

Day 1: (Arrival Day)

Walk along the Riverfront area (Sisowath Quay)

Day 2

Morning : National Museum

Afternoon: The Royal Palace

Evening: The Kids City Asia

Day 3

Morning:

Wat Phnom

Phsar Thmey

City Tour with views of PhnomPenh Floating Port, Night Market and other street views (Tuk Tuk ride)

Afternoon:

Wat Ounalom

Souvenir shopping

City Views

Night:

Dinner at roof top restaurant of the Frangipani Royal Hotel with the beautiful views of Tonle Sap River

Day 4:  (Departure Day)

Visit to the Independence Monument and Wat Langka

City tour including the views of Architectural buildings, Royal Palace Park

Here is our detailed itinerary. Hope these pictures from the capital of Cambodia will make you wanting to visit Phnom Penh soon!

Cambodia, Phnom Penh Itinerary in Detail

Day 1

We reached Phnom Penh airport at around 3.30 pm. Then we used a taxi to reach the hotel. Cost of the taxi was US$12.Finding a taxi was not difficult. There are taxi drivers at the outside the airport and they reached us regarding our transport.

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Our room at Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel was comfortable.We love this pretty look.

After relaxing sometime in the hotel room, we went out. We walked along the Sisowath Quay with the beautiful views of Tonle Sap River.

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Riverfront view (Evening walk along the Sisowath Quay)

The statue of Techo Meas and Techo Yort is one of the first attractions we found in Sisowath Quay when we just started walking along the riverside. We were fortunate to view sunset with the views of Wat Ounalom while we were walking. The streets were busy with traffic and we noticed lot of motor bikes in this beautiful city.

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Sunset over Wat Ounalom

 

Day 2

In our day 2 of the Phnom Penh trip, we actually wanted to keep our kid happy and calm. We didn’t carry his stroller as we found Phnom Penh is not stroller friendly. So we wanted to plan the day with kids friendly attractions to keep kid happy while we exploring Phnom Penh. Royal Palace and National Museum are just opposite to our hotel. So we decided to visit these major attractions during the day. We had plans to visit the Kids City Asia at the evening to spend happy hours with our kid.

After our breakfast at the Frangipani Royal Hotel, we walked to the National Museum. The National Museum Building itself is just beautiful and attractive. We spent among the historical exhibits. As we are Buddhists and from Sri Lanka which is another Asian Country with lot of historical attractions related to Buddhism, we could find some similarities in the exhibits and we enjoyed the place much. Our son had good time walking along the museum and at the indoor garden.

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Front view of Phnom Penh National Museum.We included this in to our second of Phnom Penh itinerary

We also wanted to watch the cultural show at the National Museum, however finally we decided not to buy tickets. Do you know why? We were in doubt of watching the cultural show with a kid. We were in doubts of him screaming and disturbing the others who watch the show. Anyway we could listen to the Khmer music while we were at the Royal Palace. That was one of best experiences we had in Phnom Penh.

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You can buy tickets for the cultural show at the front of the National Museum of Phnom Penh,Cambodia

Well, back to our itinerary in Phnom Penh!

After visiting the National Museum, we returned to our hotel room and refreshed. On our way to the hotel room, we always experienced the street views and the views of the park opposite to the Phnom Penh National Museum which is Veal Preah Man Park. This park is really beautiful with men facing the four directions. However we didn’t enter into the park in anytime during our stay. Later we found that this park which is also next to the Royal Palace was used for cremation of the late King’s body.

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Royal Palace -Phnom Penh,Cambodia

The Royal Palace is open for public for limited time durations. It is open from 8am to 11am in the morning and from 2pm to 5pm in the afternoon. We refreshed ourselves and visited the Royal Palace in the afternoon when it was opened at 2pm.The Royal Palace is a magnificent place with beautiful buildings. There are different pavilions and buildings at the Royal Palace which are open for the public.

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Silver Pagoda

The silver Pagoda is one of the must see when you are in the Royal palace premises. We were amazed with all these beautiful structures and buildings.

We ended our day 2 in Phnom Penh making our kid excited. That’s the best kids friendly attraction in Phnom Penh. That is our visit to the Kids City Asia!

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Our son enjoyed his time at the Toddler Town of Kids City Asia,Phnom Penh.It is the best kids friendly attraction we found in Phnom Penh,Cambodia

Not only for the kids, there are other attractions such as riding go karts and lazer tag. We had around 3 hours before it closes for the day. Among all the activities we can do at the Kids City Asia, our son loved his time at the Toddler Town. Finally we experienced riding go karts. That was so much fun!

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Fun with Go Kart riding at the Kids City Asia – Phnom Penh

Oh poor boy ended the day with crying. He wanted to spend more time with these activities. But we had to face the truth that we were there for few days trip.

If you visit Phnom Penh, Cambodia, then don’t forget to experience the activities at this edutainment Centre. It’s so much fun!

Day 3

It is our last day to visit other attractions before we leave Phnom Penh. We decided to visit Wat Phnom which is the founding place of city Phnom Penh.(As per legends)

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Starting another day in Phnom Penh! City tour by a Tuk Tuk is fun and it is the best way to explore the city with views of many attractions.

Hiring a tuk tuk in Phnom Penh is not that difficult. There are tuk tuks parked along the streets and most of the time we came out from the hotel, the drivers reached us offering their taxi service. To visit Wat Phnom , we hired a tuk tuk and the cost was $3.

Wat Phnom is a beautiful temple located in a hilly area. Inside the temple is full of Buddha statues while outside of the temple building is with beautiful structures and carvings.

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View of Wat Phnom (A must visit attraction in Phnom Penh Cambodia)

After spending time visiting Wat Phnom , we decided to visit the Central Market which is also known as Phsar Thmey. As one of the landmarks in Phnom Penh, this Central Market is popular for its unique building structure. It is a wonderful place to buy anything from fresh vegetables, flowers to gems and jewelry.

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Phsar Thmey (Central Market) of Phnom Penh,Cambodia.The beautiful building makes this market as a unique landmark in Phnom Penh

After our lunch at an Indian restaurant located in the Riverfront area, we visited the Wat Ounalom which is another major attraction in Phnom Penh.

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Inside of the Wat Ounalom,Phnom Penh,Cambodia

We didn’t forget to buy some souvenirs from a shop located near street 178

 

Day 4

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Day 4 of our Cambodia Phnom Penh itinerary…It is time to leave.I really attracted to the flower arrangements of the Royal Palace Hotel.Those were really simple,yet elegant!

It is time for departure. We loved our stay in Phnom Penh. Especially we can’t forget the friendly people we met during our stay. The hotel staff at the Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel was amazingly friendly. They tried their best to keep us happy during our stay in Phnom Penh. The Tuk Tuk drivers and the tour guides we met around the city were polite and friendly. They tried to help us to visit more attractions during the short period of our stay. But it is time to say good bye!

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Independence Monument -Phnom Penh,Cambodia

Before reaching the Phnom Penh Airport, we visited the Independence Monument and Wat Langka which are other attractions in Phnom Penh.

The hotel staff helped us to arrange a taxi to reach the airport and we could visit Independence Monument and Wat Langka before reaching the airport. Cost for this taxi ride was $12.

Finally, it was an amazing tour to another Southeast Asian Country. We will visit Cambodia again. Still Siem Reap is in our bucket list.

And,we didn’t forget to capture our family photo at the Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel.I am addicted to photo books.So,this photo will go to our year in review photo book this year! 🙂

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Just before leaving the Frangipai Royal Palace Hotel – Phnom Penh,Cambodia (A family photo for our Year in Review Photo Book)

There are lot of city views and detailed posts to write. Till that, enjoy reading our Cambodia Phnom Penh itinerary!

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Crane Dance at Sentosa, Singapore
Crane Dance at Sentosa, Singapore

I want to share this Singapore Itinerary for 5 Days trip as this can be helpful for you to plan your holiday in singapore.I know if you plan a holiday in Singapore then you are with doubts such as where to go in Singapore and what to do in Singapore.

Staying in Singapore, I never find a dull moment. Everywhere there is a new thing to see and experience. I’ve visited the major attractions of Singapore more than one time, but I still love to visit those again. More than visiting again and again, I love to experience the places to visit in Singapore with my friends who come to Singapore. It is always a great time for me.

When one of my besties wanted to come for a short trip to Singapore, I was really happy not only because I get the opportunity to visit the major Singapore attractions again, but also I will have a good companion to spend the time among chit chat!

Anyway, as I planned her family trip to Singapore, I just wanted to share our Singapore Itinerary for 5 Days trip. Usually a 5 days stay in Singapore is good enough to cover most of the major attractions leisurely than on a 3 days trip. So, we could visit most of the attractions during this 5 days holiday in Singapore.

Here is our Singapore Itinerary for 5 days with kids. Please note that our travel group included 2 of our families which include 2 little guys of 3 years old. So, this itinerary is mostly suitable for anyone who visits Singapore with little kids.

Let’s start the journey!

Our Singapore Itinerary for 5 Days with kids

Day 1 (Arrival Day) -Walk along the Singapore River (Marina Bay)

The first day is the arrival day to Singapore. Usually this day is suitable to visit the Marina bay attractions as Marina bay is more beautiful and comfortable during the night time. That is why we started our sightseeing in Singapore from walking around Marina bay and Clerk Quay.

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River Cruise at the Clerk Quay /Singapore River

The walk around the area of Marina bay and Clerk quay covers the most of the tourist attractions of Singapore. These include walk along the Singapore River, River Cruise, Merlion, Esplanade Theater, Singapore Flyer and views of Marina Bay Sands.

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Singapore Merlion – Tourist Icon of Singapore

 

Day 2 – (Visit to the Sentosa Island)

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View of the Southern Most point of Continental Asia from the Palawan beach – Sentosa

We spent whole day in Sentosa Island. However, it was a rainy day. So, we couldn’t visit many attractions inside the Sentosa Island. As we were travelling with 2 little kids, we spent more time on the Palawan Beach giving them time to relax and play. Universal Studios is another popular attraction which is suitable for visiting with kids.

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Kids enjoyed their time at the Palawan Beach- Sentosa

The show ‘Crane Dance’ attracted us and we ended up our day with this show at the Waterfront.

 

Day 3 – Singapore Zoo visit and visit to a nearby playground with kids

 

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This time we could see these giants at the Singapore Zoo.In our previous visits we always missed visiting the elephants of Asia!

Visiting a zoo can be the best thing to do to entertain the kids while travelling. That is why our day 3 of the Singapore trip included the beautiful Singapore Zoo. Kids enjoyed their time among the animals. As the time permits, we visited nearby playground with kids. So, it was relaxing and kids were happy too.

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The famous White Tigers at the Singapore Zoo

Day 4 – (Jurong Bird Park visit and Visit to Little India)

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Flamingos at the Jurong Bird Park – Singapore

How can I forget the colourful creatures in the Jurong Bird Park? It should be in must do things in Singapore. That is why we visited the Jurong Bird Park with the kids. Kids enjoyed their time among the beautiful birds in the Singapore bird Park.

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Feeding the Lori Lofts was a fun experience at the Jurong Bird Park!

The souvenir shops at the main entrance were a good shopping spot for my friends to buy some souvenirs from Singapore.

Bird Park closes at 6 pm. So, we decided to visit Little India for our dinner. Visiting Little India is a unique experience for anyone who loves to explore the diversify culture of Singapore.

 

Day 5 – Singapore Botanical Gardens visit and Chinatown

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Orchids from the National Orchid Gardens Singapore

The last day of our trip. It is sad our Singapore trip is going to be an end. Anyway, without wasting time, we added Botanical Garden for our itinerary. With the visit to National Orchid Garden of Singapore which is an attraction inside the Singapore Botanical Garden, we could cover the most of the Singapore tourist spots.

Walking along the Chinatown Streets was really exciting!

The same day we visited the Chinatown for hunting some Singapore souvenirs. We could find some souvenirs for great price while walking around the streets of the Chinatown. Our street walk along Chinatown includes the major attractions such as The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Sri Mariamman Temple.

Well,it is time to leave Singapore.But their flight was scheduled for the next day morning.

Day 6 (Departure Day)

It is time to leave. We had great time. Not only us parents, but also the kids! Both kids enjoyed their time among the Singapore major attractions. Don’t forget that Changi Airport is with activities for kids which kids can engage during the wait. Our kid enjoyed his time at the Changi airport while spending his time with kiddy rides, reading corner and drawing area at the terminal 3.

Singapore Changi Airport is with activities and attractions for kids.Don’t forget to spend some time with kids before the departure!

Well, this was our 5 days itinerary in Singapore with friends. I sure have lot of memories and photos to share in different blog posts with more details about each attraction. Till that, I hope this 5 days Singapore itinerary will be helpful for you if you plan a holiday to this tiny island!

We could experience more activities and attractions in Singapore if this was only with adults.However,we spent our time leisurely as we were with kids who are just 3 years old.

Tip:

Please bring your stroller for kids and get ready to walk a lot around the attractions.

Have you been to Singapore? If so, have you visited any of the above attractions? Please share your experiences.

 

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