Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, Including Genocide Museum And Killing Fields

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    National Museum of Cambodia, Preah Ang Eng St. (13), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Return Details :
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the history and horror of Phnom Penhs past on this half-day, small-group tour. Follow the path of one of the most tragic times of the 20th century the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge and see how the country has been rebuilt.

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The day starts by learning about the tragic and fascinating recent history of Cambodia. See the location where journalists camped out in 1975 on the eve of the Khmer Rouge takeover, and the ghostly building that has been left burnt-out and bullet-holed as it stood after the war.

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 ofone of theinfamous 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.

Inclusions

Khmer snacks

Local English-speaking guide

All transport in air-conditioned vehicles

Entry/Admission - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Entry/Admission - Killing Fields and S21 Tour

Exclusions

Gratuities

Items of a personal nature

Additional Info

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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  • 20-Jan-2020

    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

  • 13-May-2019

    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.

  • 25-Jul-2018

    This was a great tour to do and our guide Nong Maichak Reya was fantastic and extremely knowledgable.

  • 17-Jul-2018

    A half day 4 1/2 hours tour of the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek and the Tuoi Sleng Genocide Museum which was educational more than enjoyable. Sobering stuff. However, our guide Reay was enthusiastic, knowledgable and responsive to all of our many, many questions. She pretty much spoke all the way to the killing fields about the history of Cambodia and how Pol Pot came to power, and why the terrible genocide occurred. On site, she both showed us around and gave us free time to explore. I am sure that guide books and the audio guides would provide similar information, but without the human touch, responsiveness to questions nor the personal recollections and anecdotes. Recommend this tour.

  • 11-Jul-2018

    This is a harrowing, sobering, and necessary tour for any and all travelling to this marvelous city. Immersing yourself in the recent history truly gives one a perspective on the country in its present form - all locals you meet are absolutely kind and welcoming; to know this all happened so recently shows the true resolve of such wonderful, strong people. Our tour guide, Da, was absolutely wonderful for this tour. She has a quiet but courageous resolve, and her extensive knowledge will give you even more insight, pairing appropriately with the information already presented at the museum and killing fields. She was an absolute blessing to get to know and spend the morning with. Not for the faint of heart. The Cambodian people do not forget this event, but they are aiming their future towards a bright one; these locations give motivation to never let such horrors happen again in their country. I give the highest recommendation and would like to thank Da for her time and her heart.

  • 31-May-2018

    Absolutely harrowing experience that I recommend to anyone visiting Phnom Penh. Our guide was very sweet and knowledgeable. It was heartbreaking hearing her childhood stories and having to experience what she does every day living with the past of the Cambodian Genocide. She gave a lot of helpful information in the bus rides and during the tour. As a solo traveler, it was great to be in a small group, and make a few friends during the tour.

  • 31-May-2018

    Great tour. Guide was informative and the tour is a must do when in Phnom Penh. Be prepared to be emotional during the tour.

  • 22-Mar-2018

    Da was a fantastic guide. Her personal insights and experiences made the tour very personal and meaningful. The content of the tour to raise awareness for the historical facts in Cambodian history is a must for anyone planning a visit to Phnomphen

  • 17-Mar-2018

    we had a wonderful tour, our guide was Reya and she was lovely, very knowledgable and friendly. It was a great tour, not to long in length it was all just perfect. would highly recommend

  • 13-Mar-2018

    Great tour. Very moving walking about the Museum and the Killing fields.

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