Day 2,Phnom Penh - Kompot
Breakfast at hotel.
Start your morning visit the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum. In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot's security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It soon became the largest such center of detention and torture in the country. More than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeung Ek to be executed; detainees who died during torture were buried in mass graves in the prison ground. Room after room the museum displays photographs of men, women and children covering the walls from floor to ceiling; virtually all the people pictured were later killed. End your morning visit to the Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong), a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewelry, gems, silk, kramas, stone and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs and other souvenirs.
Depart from Phnom Penh for Kompot. Visit Kompot Pepper Farm. Pepper in Kompot is well known for Geographical Indication certificated. Upon arrival at Kampot and enjoy a tour of this quiet town which has preserved some nice French Colonial Architecture, Modern French Colonial Architecture, traditional Khmer Architecture, Chinese style shop-houses and the characteristic ‘Old Bridge’ of Kompot. Stop at the market. Check-in at hotel. Later afternoon, enjoy the beautiful and river cruise which is a must do during your visit to stay. The sunset roof boat takes you to the most beautiful part of the Kompot River. Have a swim, enjoy some drinks or just take the view of the ever changing sunset over the Bokor mountains. Return to hotel, if you are lucky, you will see the fireflies (aren't guaranteed).
Accommodation at hotel