Tuol Sleng & Chueng Ek Tour,
Cambodia, Phnom Penh and The South
Info : Tuol Sleng & Chueng Ek Tour
This half day tour tackles difficult areas of Cambodias recent history. Whilst not enjoyable, it provides a greater understanding of what happened in Cambodia during the barbaric and genocidal Khmer Rouge era. This era shaped Cambodia and understanding its past, and what its people went through, provides a better appreciation of the vibrant and lively country that we see today.
When the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975, they converted a high-school in the centre of Phnom Penh into a detention and torture centre, known as Tuol Sleng or S-21. The building has been turned into a museum and still looks as it did when the Khmer Rouge lost control of Phnom Penh in 1979.
Chueng Ek is the mass grave site outside Phnom Penh where many of the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime were buried. Known locally as the killing fields, it is now a memorial centre to those who lost their lives.
The museum and the killing fields can be a very distressing experience, but an essential part of understanding Cambodias tragic past and its great hope for the future.
Popular Holiday Itineraries including Tuol Sleng & Chueng Ek Tour
You can book this experience on its own, with flights or as part of an Experience Travel Holiday Itinerary.
Here are some of our popular holiday tours or we can create bespoke itineraries specifically tailored to you...
Experience the Temples of Angkor, the vibrant capital Phnom Penh and veer off-the-beaten-track to discover the mountains and stay at a unique floating river lodge.
Classic Historic Cambodia
Explore the fascinating history and remarkable sites of Cambodia taking in the highlights in a unique way.
Forgotten South Coast of Cambodia
This tour through Cambodia's beautiful south coast focuses on the bewitching colonial towns of Kampot and Kep.
Hidden Gems of Rural Cambodia
Get off-the-beaten-track to explore Cambodia's remote northeast, combined with the majestic Angkor temples and Phnom Penh.
Luxury experience in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh followed by the exclusive private island sanctuary of Song Saa.
We were so impressed at the ease with which we travelled, not a hitch, and the guides and drivers were so diligent. (Double checking every flight and pick up) What wonderful countries and lovely people. We have so much to remember and talk about