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Phnom Penh's Past

Highlights / General details

Spend some time delving into Phnom Penh's past. It's dark but essential to understanding the Cambodia of today. Join this Phnom Penh tour to visit the sombre spots made infamous by the Khmer Rouge and learn about the politics that continue to shape this country.

Explore Phnom Penh’s recent tragic history.

Visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choueng Ek bone pagoda.

Explore the Cambodia of the past and present with a local guide.

Explore local politics and finish by sampling some interesting and delicious Khmer snacks.


Local English speaking guide; Transportation (air conditioned vehicle); Entrance fees to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and Choueng Ek Killing Field; Khmer snacks.


Items of a personal nature; Tips or gratuities for drivers or guide.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily; Pickup time at 8:00am - 8:45am.


Approximately 3.5 - 4.5 hours.


Meeting point: Pick up at centrally located hotels in Phnom Penh.

Finish point: Drop off at centrally located hotels in 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 center. 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.

Participant restrictions

Children must be 6 years of age or older. Please note that the content of the tour is more suitable for older children.

Additional Information

Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.

For most of the year it is hot in Cambodia. Please keep rehydrated and bring sunscreen and a hat to protect you from the sun.

From time to time Cambodia authorities close sites temporarily for restoration or during Buddhist and other holidays. In the unlikely event that this occurs, alternate arrangements will be made with the client.


This tour is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up.

Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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