Sobering history revealed at the former prison Tuol Sleng
Look at the grim reality of the Killing Fields, a mass grave
Insight into devastating impact made by the Khmer Rouge
Additional context provided during an on-bus documentary
Convenient transport to the Genocide Museum & Killing Fields
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Self-guided tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Khmer Rouge Killing Fields
WiFi on board the bus
English-speaking bus attendant
Roundtrip transport from and to your central Phnom Penh hotel
Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Khmer Rouge Killing Fields
Know Before You Book
Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
A nominal surcharge of US $3 for audio commentary headset at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields is payable on the day of your activity.
Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Phnom Penh hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Tour start times may vary due to traffic conditions. You will receive confirmation of your exact pick-up time when you call to confirm your reservation. Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
What you can expect
Walk through a dark part of Cambodian history with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields. A convenient bus takes you to each location, where you can learn about the executions carried out by Khmer Rouge regime during its rule from 1975 to 1979.
Begin your tour in a comfortable coach as you're transported from your hotel to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. When you step out into the 4-bulding complex, which was a former high school before its use as the infamous Security Prison 21, either choose to explore the museum on your own or rent an audio-guide with 15 language options. Begin walking through each building's exhibits, which detail the history of the prison that oversaw the imprisonment and torture of 17,000 people during the Khmer Rouge regime.
Continue your journey by transferring next to the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields. On the drive over, watch a documentary about the notorious regime that gives you further context for your visits. Upon arrival at the fields, either rent an audio-guide or venture out on your own through the largest mass grave of the Khmer Rouge's victims, where more than ten thousand people are thought to have been killed and buried. At the end of your tour, reflect on your day as you head back to your hotel in Phnom Penh.