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Killing Fields and Prison S21 Tour

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The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (Prison S21) and the Killing Fields of Choueng Ek are two of Phnom Penh’s most important historic sites, and essential for those wanting to learn the history of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. On this self-guided tour, ensure a stress-free visit with hotel pickup and round-trip transportation to both sites, and free time to take in the moving memorials and exhibitions at your own pace.
  • Self-guided tour: Take in the exhibitions in your own time
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Optional audio guides: Learn the history of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from your Phnom Penh hotel
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel in central Phnom Penh in an air-conditioned bus, you’ll head to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Along the way, listen to onboard audio commentary, which offers some background history and information about the museum, which was the former Security Prison 21 (S-21). On arrival, your tour attendant will assist you in purchasing your tickets and you will have free time to explore the museum on your own. Guided tours (depending on availability) and audio guides are also available. Meet back up with your driver and watch a documentary about the Killing Fields as you travel to the site to gain further insight into the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge. You’ll also spend some time visiting the Choeung Ek Memorial (audio guides are available) before being taken back to your hotel. Please note: entrance fees, guided tours, and audio guides are at your own expense.
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Important Information
Departure Point
We do free hotel pick up if your hotel is located:
- near Riverside
- near Central Market (not including Russian BLVD)
- near Wat Phnom
- near Royal Palace
- near Independence monument
- near Aeon Mall
- in Kirirom area
- in BKK area
Please note that Sokha Hotel, Intercontinental Hotel, IRoha Garden Hotel, Frangipani Living Art, Double Leaf  Hotel are not in our pick up zone due to traffic problem (might be stuck for extra 30 minutes).
Guests who stay at Sokha Hotel and other hotels located in outer North from Street 90 and outer North East from Monivong Blvd and Kumpuchea Krom Blvd are advised to come to Night Market at Riverside (Giant Ibis bus station) for pick up at 8am or 1:30pm.
Guests who stay at Intercontinental Hotel, IRoha Garden Hotel, Frangipani Living Art, Double Leaf Hotel and other hotels located in outer South of Mao Tse Tung Blvd and outer East of Street 163 are advised to arrange your own transportation such as tuktuk ($2-$5 depending on your hotel location) to go to the museum yourself, you have the option to start the visit earlier then meet our tour assistant later at 10am or 3:30pm at the main entrance of the museum to continue the tour to Killing Fields, or you can meet our tour assistant at the museum to start the visit with other passengers of the group.
If your hotel is not within our pick up zone, you will be contacted by our booking office and advised of the meeting point.
If you stay at a residential address within our pick up zone, you will be advised to go to a hotel nominated by our office for pick up as residential address is difficult to find.
Please check the location of your hotel before you book this tour.
4h 30m
Return Details
Hotel drop off as pick up, or at Night Market riverside.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned tour bus
  • Recorded English commentary & documentary on-board
  • English-speaking bus attendant
  • Separate driver
  • Free WiFi
  • 1 x bottle of drinking water
  • Entrance fees (at the moment Prison S21 entrance fees are $5, and $3 for under 18 with ID; Killing Fields $3, fees are subject to change by Cambodia Tourism Boaard)
  • Audio Guides (Prison S21 $3, Killing Fields $3, Optional)
  • Guide services (Prison S21 $2, Optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Call our local number or send us an email to confirm hotel pick up time and location
  • The Killing Fields tour is a shared tour, please be on time for pickup
  • This is not a guided tour
  • Pick up times: Morning tour: pick up time starts from 8am. If your hotel is near riverfront, pick up time will be between 8am - 8:15am. If your hotel is a bit far away from riverside, pick up time will be between 8:15am - 9:00am. Afternoon tour: pick up time starts from 1:30pm, if your hotel is near riverfront, pick up time will be between 1:30pm - 1:45pm, if your hotel is a bit far away from riverside, pick up time will be between 1:45pm - 2:30pm
  • Guide services run by Prison 21 are subject to availability
  • Please wait near the reception desk for pick up and inform the receptionist. Please do not stay in your room as you may miss the pick up vehicle.
  • Pick up might be delayed due to traffic condition and special events.
  • Audio Tours: (Optional)
  • S21 (Genocide Museum) Audio Tour: $3,
  • available in 6 languages
  • Our visit time assigned at the museum is from 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes depending on the traffic on the road. So you are suggested to take the highlight tour if you take the audio tour. Highlight Audio Tour is about 1 hour. Please follow the numbers printed in RED on the tour map. Extensive Audio Tour is about 2 hours long and is not suitable for our group.
  • Killing Fields Audio Tour: $3, available in 15 languages
  • if you are very interested in the history of Khmer Rouge regime and really want to know more or study more about it, we would like to suggest you to take a
  • full day private tour
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Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Was something we were not going to do.Organized through our hotel.Cost $20 US to be picked up and dropped off and entry and then picked up and dropped back to our hotel.Was a sad but interesting place.Takes1--1/2 hours to walk around with your headsets on.
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The prison is absolutely a must see. It's eye opening, and super emotional. The killing fields was also an eye opener. But the tour company sucked. I had to argue with the driver to be dropped back off at my hotel. He wanted to drop me off 2km away because of traffic. He was
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The tour helps you appreciate the tough times Cambodia has had to endure. It gives you a glimpse to the horrific past of this beautiful and strong country
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Was a good tour, took us to the prison s21 and then the killing fields, was able to spend an hour and half at each one which is just about enough time.
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It is hard to even understand how this could have happened. Sad but true. Toward the end of the tour, I got to point 17?. A glass box full of bones and felt sick from what we were seeing and couldn't continue. The headset they provide with audio is fantastic. The stories of
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