Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
4.5
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Welcome to the Mad Monkey Hostels Tours. During the day visit the Mad Monkey and jump on one of our Tuk Tuk tours out to the killing fields and S21, pay a fair price for your tour to the Tuk Tuk driver for a half day tour of both facilities. Then join us for dinner and then at night time do something positive. Then in the evening do something positive by attending our crawl for School event. The Crawl for School is a weekly pub crawl designed for young tourists and backpackers. Wrist bands cost $5 and provide you half priced drinks all night, 100% of your $5 wristband is used to fund education projects for poor kids in Cambodia. The event starts at the Mad Monkey rooftop bar in Phnom Penh every Thursday night, then hits Top Banana and Love Bar. It is great night out and a great way to donate to kids education in Cambodia. Tuk Tuk tour of the killing fields $12 - $15 (Depending on number of people) Eat at The Mad Monkey restaurant wide menu with prices starting between $4 and $10 per plate. Cocktails at our rooftop bar! Join the party and buy a wrist band from $5 per person.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Tomas H
239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
You can do this alone on your own. Museum s21 is recommended to do first, then take a tuk tuk ti killing fields. You can catch one in the streets or use grab for both ways independently. S21 museum costs 5 USD plus 3 USD for the audio guide which is essential. U will get enormous amount of information. They accept cash only. We spent there over 2hrs listening to all the audio tracks and going through. Afterwards we took grab tuk tuk to the killing fields. There we spent over 1 hr. The fee at the killing fields is now 6 USD including audio guide whether u want it or not. Cash only. Moving place.... Both must do! If u don't have time to do both, then choose the s21 prison museum at least.... For me that one was particularly moving!
Written February 19, 2020
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Lee Oliver
Coventry, UK435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is quite a hard review to write. I only went to the Killing fields as what I saw was enough for me and it really moved me! I want to say it’s excellent but that kinda makes me feel guilty as it sounds crazy to say such positive things about such a horrible time!! All id say is simply please go and visit, make sure you get the audio guide and take your time through each step and really absorb everything you hear/see! It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before and I was blown away by how bad the Khymer Rouge treated innocent people. I was pensive for some hours afterwards but so happy I went.
Written February 19, 2020
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Emma S
Lichfield, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We grabbed a tuk tuk from grab app and made our way here. You can purchase your audio guide on entrance here and therefore no guided tour is needed at all. Take your time and wonder around what was once a very miserable and daunting place. But do so at your own pace as it is very harrowing and some parts disturbing so please don’t visit if your not ready to take in the horror that once was here. You can leave a souvenir bracelet or money here in remembrance. We hung our st Christopher bracelet from the TREE. You’ll know when you visit.
Written March 11, 2020
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Gracieee
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
I've heard about the "Killing filed" but just the word itself. I couldn't imagine the real story behind it.

I've lent the translator from the entrance because my friend told me it is nothing worth without knowing about the history.

You can grap tukuk and it normally cost 10-20dollors depends on wherever you are.

I highly recommend to come to this place and you will have many thoughts and feelings after visiting here.
Written February 2, 2020
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Donnellytrip
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The tour did everything that they promised - picked us up at the hotel and took us first to the killing fields and then on to S21 prison with an hour and a half at each location.
However the tour guide didn't speak to the group at all other than telling us what time to back on the bus and an hour and a half is not enough time at each location.

We didn't have time to visit the museum at the killing fields and missed out a lot of the audio guide narrative on the S21 tour.
We would have liked at least 2 hours at each location so, with hindsight, would arrange ourselves if we were to do it again.

It is a must if you are visiting Phnom Phen though - a very sobering experience and a true insight into what the people of Cambodia suffered under the Khmer Rouge.
Written January 7, 2020
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rosiejansen
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The audio guide is highly recommended. Choose your language and off you go. The directions are explicit so you know exactly where to stand when listening to each stop. It is informative and gives pre warnings to content that may disturb some people.
Written November 20, 2023
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104countriesdonesofar
Stockholm, Sweden415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Insane memory of huge pain. If you travel to Cambodia then a visit to Killing fields is “mandatory”. Such incredible waste of life’s because of one insane Pol Pot. But, don’t go for a tour. From central Phnom Phen to Killing fields will only cost you 5 USD.
Written December 29, 2022
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Valerun
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I extremely recommend this tour when you visit Cambodia, for men is a must. Although I've already read a lot about the history before, it was very informative for me. The guide Sum Cheaths is really passionate, prepared, kind and has asked all our questions. When I finished the tour I had the impression I understand this country a little little bit more:)
Written November 11, 2023
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Helen H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
The guide Baboon was professional , warm , engaging , very informative and knowledgeable on contemporary as well as historical history . Doing a tour ensures that you cover and see the most salient things whilst travelling . Number 1 thing to do in Phnom Pen .
Thank you
Written July 29, 2022
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Sharon G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
I attended the killing fields and S21 tour and the our guide was Neang. He was very informative and had lots of knowledge which he was keen to pass onto everyone. The tour took around 4 hrs. It’s well worth having a guide as you are then able to ask questions. Very sad to hear about what happened in Cambodia and not so long ago
Written March 14, 2020
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