• Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 58.00 View price calendar

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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 – the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge – and see how the country has been rebuilt.

Highlights

  • Half-day, small-group, historical tour of Phnom Penh
  • Hear personal stories of one of the darkest periods in Cambodia's history
  • Visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Musuem
  • See the Killing Fields and memorial stupa at Choeung Ek
  • Try local Khmer snacks

What You Can Expect

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

Killing Fields Stupa, Phnom Penh

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 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.

Customer Reviews

Karynna Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

Erica D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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

Stacey-Lee R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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

Louis S Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

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

Jamie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was truly amazing. We felt informed and accomodated. The tour guide was kind, respectful, and extremely knowledgeable. We highly, highly recommend this tour--cannot say enough good things!

helen.broomfield

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Chanchesda made this tour for us. She was amazing, very knowledgable, funny and kind. If you can do the tour with her as your guide you will come away with a true insight into the suffering of the Cambodian people.

kelly

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I was collected by my guide, Da, along with my fellow trip guests. The trip was, as I expected, very emotional. Da was brilliant, she was very informative and knowledgeable and also giving us our own time to wander around both the Genocide Museum and Killing Fields to have our own thoughts and process what we had seen. At the end of the trip, we went back into Phnom Penh to the market where we were treated to some local food, which was delicious. Da is a great ambassador for Phnom Penh and would choose her every time should I be back in Cambodia.

Ellen d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Yes Cambodia should not be about just the killing fields, and the Cambodia living arts dance was wonderful, but, you must take this tour. I would like to think its a lesson, but we havent learned a thing. But its important to learn history, and this tour gave me a chance to learn. Our guide, Da, was informative, honest and thoughtful.

Laura E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was fabulous. A confronting, moving and informative experience. Our guide Da was extremely knowledgeable, giving a comprehensive account of this period of time. Well worth the money.

Ronald F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

One of the most moving experiences of my lifetime. Fellow travelers in tears as we visited the killing fields. HIGHLY recommended

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