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

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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.
  • Guided tour: gain an insight into Cambodia’s turbulent history
  • Sample typical Khmer street foods
  • Entrance fees included
  • Personalized experience with a small group of up to 12 people 
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
National Museum of Cambodia, Preah Ang Eng St. (13), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Departure Time
8:00 AM
4h 30m
Return Details
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Khmer snacks
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • All transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entry/Admission - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Killing Fields and S21 Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Small-group tour maximum 12 people per tour
  • Please note: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing, especially when visiting temples. 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 hydrated and bring sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Visiting the Killing Fields + S21 Prison was difficult given the subject matter, yet critical for understanding Cambodia’s recent history. My tour guide Neang was wonderful - he is incredibly knowledgeable and managed to strike a good balance between the heavy nature of the
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Our guide, Neang, and his driver were on time to pick us up at the national museum meeting point. Neang was very pleasant and experienced. Over the course of the day we were provided refreshments to help us cool down in this heat. We had a great time and would recommend Neang
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I booked a group tour and ended up being the only person so got a personalised tour in the end! My guide was Neang, he was Fantastic very friendly, easy to talk to and outlined how the tour would work. He would stop at certain parts during the tours to explain facts before we
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The topic is very sad but Neang has done it sensitively. Thank your for sharing Cambodia's history with us. Warm greetings from Germany.
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Response from SopherthKeo, Manager at Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear W1280NSsandrak, Thank you for taking the time to share such a good comment here about your taking trip with us and thanks so much for these positive comments will help us with our continuing effort to improve the service quality. We highly appreciate this kind word for our team and Thanks again for this wonderful feedback and looking forward to welcoming you at Urban Adventures in the next future. Warm regards, Sopherth KEO UA Business Unit Manager
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Scary for sure....the evil that men do. This historical museum is not that far back in time...mid 70s. I feel that the organized trip for $70+ is an extremely costly package. I went for about $3 plus another dollar for my moto taxi a few years ago.
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Response from SopherthKeo, Manager at Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Luc, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better. Please feel free to reach out to local agent with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance. Please also give me an explanation about the price you mentioned $70+ is not really our price and it could not compare between motor-taxi to a air-condition vehicle and other services included in our tour price. Warm Regards, Sopherth Keo
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