Phnom Penh's Khmer Rouge History: Toul Sleng Prison & Choeung Ek Killing Fields
Take a closer look at Cambodia’s turbulent past with a poignant visit to the Khmer Rouge’s most notorious sites. Hear the stories of prisoners held at S-21 Prison and learn of the tragedies that occurred at the Killing Fields. Understand how the atrocities of that era still affect modern Cambodia. Finish the day on a more uplifting note with a visit to the Russian Market, one of the city's most interesting local markets.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Corner of Street 113 & St 350 History Museum, Phnom Penh 12304 Cambodia
Explore the tragic recent history of Cambodia with a guided Khmer Rouge tour to two of the country’s most notorious sites. Start with a visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as S-21. Originally a school, the compound was taken over by the Khmer Rouge and used as its main detention and torture center. Take a sobering tour of the site, learning about the prison’s history, and hear the stories of the people held within its walls, some of whom survived and are on site to talk with visitors.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, Roluos Village, Sangkat Cheung Aek, Phnom Penh Cambodia
Continue on to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. This rural compound was used as an execution site and burial ground for some of the millions killed by the Khmer Rouge regime. Learn about the atrocities and brutal killings that occurred at this site: a sobering but important experience for those truly interested in learning about the history of Cambodia and the resilience of the Cambodian people.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At:
Russian Market, Street 163 Corner of Street 444, Phnom Penh 12310 Cambodia
Before the day comes to close, stop at the Russian Market. This bustling bazaar earned its name in the 1980s as the expat Russian population often shopped here. These days the market is filled with everything from souvenirs to local handicrafts, silver jewellery to electronic goods. A fun market to explore and a great place to pick up some extraordinary items!
Duration: 1 hour
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"A modest dress code is required to visit the museum and Killing Fields. No sleeveless tops allowed: shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements."
"French, German, and Spanish language guides are available at additional cost of $7, $13, and $32 USD respectively (price per group) - please inquire."
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 4 Hours
Traveler pickup is offered
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.