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Phnom Penh: S-21 Prison and Killing Fields Half-Day Tour

Phnom Penh: S-21 Prison and Killing Fields Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Angkor T.K. Travel & Tours

From US$ 107.15 per group up to 2

Learn about the horror behind the Khmer Rouge regime with a visit to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Continue the tour to Tuol Sleng Museum, former high school used as security prison known as S21 Prison.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel lobby
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Explore the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum which was used as Security Prison 21 (S-21)
  • Learn about the history on a detailed tour with your knowledgeable guide
Full description

At 8:00 AM, depart from your hotel and drive to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, located about 16 kms south of Phnom Penh. Here,you will experience a very moving and confronting experience. The Killing Fields were the final resting place for over 17,000 men, women, children and infants between 1975 and 1978. It is estimated the Khmer Rouge Regime took the lives of between 2 and 4 million Cambodians during their destructive and devastating time in control between 1975 and 1979. Your guide will provide you with a detailed tour of the fields. Continue to Tuol Sleng Museum. In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21). It rapidly became the largest center of detention and torture in the country. Prisoners were repeatedly tortured and coerced into naming family members and close associates, who were in turn arrested, brought to S21, tortured and eventually killed. Spend time discovering the harrowing truths of the prison. At 12:00 PM, your tour comes to an end and your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Refreshment drink and cold towel
  • Entrance fees to the Killing Fields, $3 per person
  • Entrance fees to Tuol Sleng, $5 per person
  • Audio tours for S21
  • Audio tours for the Killing Fields

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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Kim was a great tour guide. the car was beautiful and felt luxurious with great air con and my partner and I felt we got more out of this tour with the personal experiences of our incredible guide. there was a lovely balance of history and purpose intertwined with giving us some space to look in our own time. Kim's English was fantastic also and his knowledge of the survivors and relationship also made this tour special

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November 18, 2022

First of all, after asking the organizer, we were able to combine the Phnom Penh city tour and the S-21 prison & killing fields tour, both of which were actually intended as a half-day tour in the morning, into a full-day tour without any problems. The tour is extremely exciting and also very depressing and touching due to the visit to the prison and the killing fields. In the museum (with an extra guide if desired) you can see many exhibits from Angkor. Unfortunately, the royal palace was closed for renovations at the time of our stay. Our fabulous guide, whose almost accent-free English is very easy to understand even for non-native speakers, provided us with a lot of information about the history of Cambodia and especially its darkest chapter, the reign of terror of the Khmer Rouge. Highly Recommended!

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November 3, 2022

Our half day trip to S-21 and the Killing Fields was excellent. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and sensitive to the complicated nature of visiting these two sites. His English was excellent and easy to understand. He was willing to answer any questions we had and we appreciate the he shared his own family story with us as well. The transportation was clean and well maintained. I highly recommend visiting these two sites with a tour guide who can answer questions and explain the significance of both places.

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October 2, 2022

Product ID: 150716