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Phnom Penh's Past, Phnom Penh's Tour

Phnom Penh's Past

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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.

 

Highlights:
  • 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.

Tour style:Heritage & History, Local Life & Culture.
Inclusions:

Entrance fees to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and Choueng Ek Killing Field, local English speaking guide, transport (air conditioned vehicle), Khmer snacks.


Exclusions:

Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for drivers or guide.


Group size:Maximum 12
Schedule details:
  • Duration:4 hours
  • Meeting point:

    Front Entrance of National Museum of Phnom Penh, Address: Preah Ang Eng St. (13), Phnom Penh.

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  • Start time: 8.00 AM
  • Finish point:

    Drop off at centrally located hotels in Phnom Penh.


Additional information :
  • Voucher exchange details:

    Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.

  • Confirmation of booking:

     If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    If you make your last minutes booking, you should call to our local hotline number to check the availability

  • 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 between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour. Please note that the content of the trip is more suitable to older children.

  • Language: English

Itinerary:

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 Cambodian.


Your trip:

This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.

Tipping:

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour