Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields
Your tour starts as you learn about the fateful day of April 17, 1975, when Phnom Penh was taken by the Khmer Rouge. See where journalists camped out to witness the fall of Phnom Penh.
Visit the infamous Tuol Sleng High School, which was turned into the S-21 prison camp. It was here, at this unassuming high school in the heart of the city, that the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime unfolded. It was a detention center for prisoners of the regime, where detainees were tortured and executed on a regular basis. The school is now the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and as you tour the museum, you’ll discover the brutality of the Khmer Rouge documented in the photos and memorabilia, including torture instruments.
Next, you’ll visit Choeung Ek, one of the most well-known sites of the Killing Fields. The Killing Fields are several sites in Cambodia where masses of people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge. Choeung Ek was home to large graves filled with bodies of those executed at Tuol Sleng. The pits no longer remain, but a large stupa (shrine) filled with more than 8,000 human skulls acts as a memorial and a grim reminder of the atrocities of war.
Finish the tour on a happier note – by sampling local snacks and learning how the country is moving forward into the future. Although this tour is confronting, it offers great insight into Asian political history and the struggles of the Cambodian people.
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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh
- Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
- Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
- Local snacks
- Entrance fees
- Local English-speaking guide
- All transport in air-conditioned vehicles
- Hotel pickup
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Small-group tour maximum 12 people per tour
Reviewed by: Reigan S, June 2015
This tour was perfect. Although a very sad day, our guide made sure to cover all points and details so we were left without any questions. He was so passionate about Cambodia's history and made a huge effort to keep the tour going even throughout our ride back to the hotel. Definitely recommend!
Reviewed by: Jenneraub, June 2015
The tour was super informative and insightful. Our guide really provided excellent historical information and context for everything we saw and it's pretty harrowing stuff, which really made the whole experience a lot more impactful and meaningful than just showing up and trying to supplement what you're looking at by reading a guidebook. Travelling from the sites by air-conditioned minivan was nice, too, and I appreciated they provided hotel pick-up/drop-off, which made the tour a breeze.