Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields
4 hr, 30 min
Confront Cambodia's tragic past, on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school which served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre. Then head out of the city to the Choueng Ek Memorial, where a pagoda made up of some 8,000 human skulls marks the site of one of the infamous Killing Fields.
Finish by sampling some interesting Khmer snacks and exploring how this recent history and politics continue to affect the lives of average Cambodian.
Return DetailsPhnom Penh, Cambodia
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Small-group tour maximum 12 people per tour
- Please note: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing, especially when visiting temples. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
- For most of the year it is hot in Cambodia. Please keep hydrated and bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
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Da, my guide, was great. Informative and personable, detailing an atrocious act with the detail and empathy it deserves.
I did enjoy learning and the subject matter was tough but you know going into it when it says killing fields it is just that
In no way can this tour be described as enjoyable, but significantly educational and thought provoking. It was about four and a half hours in length. Firstly we visited the prison which was pretty horrific and then met with one of the very few survivors. However, this cannot prepare your for the killing fields which has been pretty much preserved and is horrific in every way imaginable. I felt that I learned a lot about how terrifying this period in history was and realised that every family in Cambodia was impacted; no more so, than our excellent guide for the trip, Neang.
This was a fascinating tour which really brought home the horror of what happened in Cambodia during the 1970s. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, and was able to answer all the questions the guests had, in relation to the tour and general knowledge about Cambodia. Her English was excellent, and she was very friendly which meant that it was easy to understand everything and chat with her about the history of the country. I would highly recommend this tour rather than visiting the sites alone.
An emotional and heart-breaking journey into Cambodia's recent history. Our guide, Chanchesda, carefully and knowledgeably took us around S21 and the Killing Fields and looked after us at the end with snacks. A trip you must make.