Cambodia: Phnompenh's past day tour
Spend some time delving into Phnom Penh's past. It's dark but essential to understanding the Cambodia of today. Join this Phnom Penh tour to visit the sombre spots made infamous by the Khmer Rouge and learn about the politics that continue to shape this country.
- Explore Phnom Penh’s recent tragic history.
- Visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choueng Ek bone pagoda.
- Explore the Cambodia of the past and present with a local guide.
- Explore local politics and finish by sampling some interesting and delicious Khmer snacks.
You will be picked up from centrally located hotels between 8.00 and 8.45am.
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 Cambodians.
Departure date: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun .
No trip departure from 12 Apr 2015 to 17 Apr 2015
- Duration:3.5 - 4.5 hours
- Pickup location:
Pick up at centrally located hotels in Phnom Penh.
- Pickup Time: 8.00 AM-8.45 AM
- Drop off location:
Drop off at centrally located hotels in Phnom Penh.
Entrance fees to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and Choueng Ek Killing Field, local English speaking guide, transport (air conditioned vehicle), Khmer snacks.
Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for drivers or guide.
- Additional information:
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.
- Dress standard:
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this, and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominately hot Asian climate.
Visitors to the Royal Palace must wear shorts or skirts that are knee-length or below, shirt sleeves that reach the elbow or longer, and sandals or shoes (no flip flops). Otherwise, they will be required to rent appropriate covering.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age or older. Please note that the content of the trip is more suitable to older children.
- Language: English