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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

In 1975 the Khmer Rouge turned this former high school into a notorious killing center. Some 17,000 people were killed at Tuol Sleng, which was later referred to as Security Prison 21. It was one of at least 150 other death camps run by the ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Very interesting tour with much more insight info then I thought I knew about the Pol Pot regime. Seing the museum and meeting those that survived the prison was overwhelming.

Doing what: Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

If I could give 10 stars I would. The trip to the Genocide Museum and Killing Fields was an amazing if heart wrenching experience. I knew nothing about the events that unfolded under the Khmer Rouge before visiting. The tour guide was brilliant, he really knew his stuff and gave us a very in depth history of the tragic events that happened under the Khmer Rouge. On the day, the last two survivors of the S-21 Detention Centre were there at the museum, which made it even more 'real' knowing that what happened was still in living memory and I bought their biographies and had photos with them. The Killing Fields were grim but a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives. Overall, a fantastic tour.

Doing what: Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Definitely worth booking a tour for this. It's great to get local insight and knowledge and our guide was great at answering all out questions. We definitely learnt a lot more than we would just wandering round the museum on our own. Very sad, but interesting and moving experience.

Doing what: Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

We went on this tour which was just over four hours and had a terrific guide who spoke English very well and was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the prison and the killing fields. We got picked up from our hotel and travelled in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle.

We visited the Choeung Ek (S21 Prison) first before going out to the Killing Fields. To fully understand what actually happened under the Khmer Rouges regime you should do the prison first.

My husband, my two teenage daughters and I found it difficult coming to terms with the visual atrocities that happened to the lovely people of Cambodia, and I personally needed to move out of the tour group every now and then to compose myself. However, no matter how startling or disturbing it is, everyone who visits Cambodia should visit here to truly understand the horrific history of Cambodia.

At the Genocide Museum, we were fortunate enough to also meet Bou Meng and Chum Mey the last two survivors of S21 Prison. A truly humbling experience.

This was a powerful and harrowing tour which has given us memories that will stay with us forever.

Doing what: Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

I had an amazing experience with Viator and my tour guide. I was picked up on time and was the only one in the group which was kind of nice because I was able to go at my own pace and have quality time to ask questions. It is especially helpful to have a guide for the genocide museum, otherwise you won't understand all that you are viewing and the stories behind it. It is a humbling tour to do and difficult at times to hear the stories and see what happened but it's important to experience. I highly recommend Viator. I only hope that all of the guides are as helpful and knowledgeable as my guide was, he went by Chen. Thank you for a great tour and helping me understand this difficult part of Cambodian history.

Doing what: Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2014

Too much chatter by the guide - I would have preferred to get the key information when outside the Museum, opportunity to ask questions if I wanted further information, and then just being able to walk respectfully and quietly through the museum myself. Fortunately at the Killing Fields we were able to do this because you are required to be quiet there.

Doing what: Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields

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