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, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Small-group tour maximum 12 people per tour
Reviewed by: Erin S, November 2015
Excellent tour and tour guide couldn't have been better. Very knowledgable. Well paced tour covering Cambodia's very dark history
Reviewed by: Andrew M, November 2015
This was a fantastic tour and our guide Daro was superb. We visited the museum first and heard from genocide survivors about exactly what went on at S21. Our trip to the Killing Fields was similarly moving. Well recommended.