Gain a deeper understanding of Phnom Penh's dark past on this private tour. Visit the memorial to the victims at the Choeung Ek Killing Fields and explore the tragic horrors that went on behind the walls of the S-21 Prison, now the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.
Your tour begins with convenient pickup from your hotel in a private vehicle. With your local guide leading the way, head south to your first stop, the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, where the Khmer Rouge executed more than 1 million people between 1975 and 1979. While a visit to the site is a sobering one, the center has been transformed into a peaceful place in homage to the lives that were lost. Pay your respects at the Memorial Stupa, where the skulls of thousands of victims are on display as a reminder of the terror that took place.
Next, you head to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the site of a former high school turned into the S-21 Prison. Take a walk through the halls to learn about the 20,000 innocent prisoners who were tortured and killed on these very grounds.
End the tour on an upbeat note at the lively Russian Market. Browse through the array of products available, such as antiques, jewelry, and stone carvings. Don't forget to purchase some memorable gifts before returning to your hotel.