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Khmer Rouge Sites in Phnom Penh

By Viator, June 2018

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Between 1975 and 1979 the Khmer Rouge, lead by the notorious Pol Pot, ruled the once peaceful country of Cambodia. Today, its regime is remembered for inhumane acts of torture, mass killings, and the orchestration of a national genocide. While the country has made serious strides towards rebuilding and repair, a difficult past is not forgotten. Visitors to Phnom Penh can spend a day—or even a few—traveling to memorial sites, mass graves and abandoned prisons, paying homage to the lives lost and a time in history that will hopefully never be repeated.

Choeung Ek Killing Field
Made famous in a movie by the same name, this mass grave on the outskirts of Phnom Penh’s city center is the final resting place for more than some 17,000 killed by the Khmer Rouge.

Royal Palace
Explore the grounds of the Royal Palace. Here, visitors can get a real sense of Khmer culture and history wander through the Silver Pagoda, Chan Chhaya Pavilion and the Khemarin Palace.

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
The Khmer Rouge transformed this former high school into a prison in 1975. One of the regime’s more than 150 death factories, some 17,000 Cambodians were tortured and killed on the grounds here.

National Museum
The National Museum may not land on the traditional list of Khmer sites, but this impressive museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of Khmer art in the world. It offers a different look at the history of the Pol Pot rule.

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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day, Phnom Penh, null
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Enjoy a full-day tour in Phnom Phen to visit some of the most amazing destinations including Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Wat Phnom, Tuol ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.00
Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour including the Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour including the Silver Pagoda

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Explore Phnom Penh on this full-day private tour, takes in some of Cambodia's finest pieces of Khmer and French influences with visits in the morning to the ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.75
5-Night Cambodia Tour to Angkor Wat from Phnom Penh by Air, Phnom Penh, Private Day Trips
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5-Night Cambodia Tour to Angkor Wat from Phnom Penh by Air

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This comprehensive introduction to Cambodia takes you to sites that reveal the country's tragic recent history and the inspiring UNESCO World Heritage-listed ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $1,360.00
Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields, Phnom Penh, ... 
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields

4.5 star rating: Recommended 122 Reviews

Discover the history and horror of Phnom Penh’s past on this half-day, small-group tour. Follow the path of one of the most tragic times of the 20th century – ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.00
Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour, Phnom Penh, Cultural Tours
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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour

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Spend the day learning about Phnom Penh's past and present. Delve into the region's dark history and how it has shaped into the Cambodia of today. Visit somber ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00
Full-Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour, Phnom Penh, Day Trips
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Full-Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the the vibrant bustling capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Admire the stately columns of the Cambodian king's residence, visit a temple home to ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.00
Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing Fields, Phnom Penh, City Tours
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Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing Fields

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Tuol Sleng Museum, also known as the Museum of Genocidal Crimes, was once used by the Khmer Rouge as a detention and torture center in the late 1970s. The ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.30
Phnom Penh Hop On Hop Off, Phnom Penh, Half-day Tours
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Phnom Penh Hop On Hop Off

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Explore Phnom Penh city with this air-conditioned Shuttle Bus! Visit the must-see sites such as Killing Fields and Prison S21 on a safe, comfy & clean tour ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.00
Full-day Private Phnom Penh National Museum and Royal Palace Tour, Phnom Penh, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Full-day Private Phnom Penh National Museum and Royal Palace Tour

Welcome to Phnom Penh!  The capital city of Cambodia lies at the confluence of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers. Phnom Penh was regarded by many as ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.00
Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Russian Market Tour in Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, City Tours
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Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Russian Market Tour in Phnom Penh

The Tuol Sleng Museum was used by the Khmer Rouge as a detention and torture center in the late 1970. We combine this trip with a stop at the Cambodian markets ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $15.00

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