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

  • Guided tour: gain an insight into Cambodia’s turbulent history
  • Sample typical Khmer street foods
  • Entrance fees included
Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields
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.
What to Expect

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.

Reviews (148)
1 - 5 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Great and insightful tour

Chesda was an amazing guide for such a sobering tour. She knew so much information and was able to articulate so much about Cambodia and its recent past. I really feel as though I gained a better understanding of Cambodia through this tour. Thanks so...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Tour

Da was a wonderful guide. I was on a private tour with her, and she answered all my questions and was very generous with her time and energy. She clearly loves her job and her city. This is a very haunting tour, and yet super...More

Thank Emmeline W
Sopherth K, Manager at Phnom Penh Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Emmeline, Thank you for the feedback on our trip and especially a feedback for our guide Da. therefore, we are a Phnom Penh Urban Adventures was very happy to hear that you had a great experience on with our tour and guide. Da will...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Mandatory tour while in Phnom Penh

Consider this a mandatory tour during a first (or subsequent) visit to Phnom Penh. It is a tough and sobering tour, but it is Cambodian history that cannot be forgotten, and does share insight into how Cambodia developed into the nation it is today. Our...More

4  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile
Must do!

I travelled to Phnom Penh on my own last week. My first stop was Phnom Penh and my first tour was this tour and what an excellent start to my adventure in Cambodia! I was met by our guide and 7 other people on our...More

2  Thank Lydz81
Reviewed August 11, 2018
A great tour on a sombre subject!

Overall the tour was great with Reya really going out of her way to make sure we were taken care of and made sure we were kept informed on this very sad and sombre visit. I loved the way we went to get to some...More

1  Thank mag0rs
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john o
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Louise M | Reviewed this property |
Hi When we did it it lasted half a day. Think we were back for around 1pmish