Explore Phnom Penh's past by seeing some of the classic buildings of the Khmer Rouge era. Learn about the tragic and fascinating recent history of Cambodia, walk through the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, and visit the bone pagoda memorial at Choueng Ek. Finish by sampling some interesting Khmer snacks.
The day begins by learning about the 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 Cambodians.
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Check-in at the Front Entrance of the National Museum of Phnom Penh
Khmer Rouge Takeover
Learn about the tragic history of Cambodia and see the area where journalists took shelter during the Khmer Rouge regime in 1975. The building is a testament to the Cambodia's violent past with its burnt facade and bullet-ridden walls.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
A former school used as a torture chamber during the Khmer Rouge regime. Hundreds of these facilities are believed to have been operational during the Cambodia's dark times. See remnants and depictions of the atrocities throughout the area.
Choeung Ek Memorial
Head to the outskirts of the city where the killing fields of Choeung Ek is situated. The site is where thousands of bodies were discovered after the fall of despotic regime. A Buddhist stupa housing almost 8,000 human skulls can be found in the vicinity.
Munch on tasty Khmer snacks and learn more about the unfortunate circumstances Cambodians faced in the past. Their thriving nation and rich culture will remind you of their resilience and ability to build upon their struggles.
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Price & Options
Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Please follow the conservative dress standards by wearing modest clothing covering from shoulders to knees. Loose, lightweight and long clothing are recommended and will also keep you cool in the hot climate.
Proof of age for children must be presented on the day of the tour. Participants may be required to pay the difference between adult and child rates by failing to provide proof of age for participating children.
You can book a maximum of 12.
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Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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