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“A stunning tour but incredibly hard to see.”

Killing Fields and S21 Tour
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing...
Ranked #4 of 127 Tours in Phnom Penh
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Owner description: 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.
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“A stunning tour but incredibly hard to see.”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Phnom Penh was our last stop over before heading home after an incredible holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia and because my husband loves anything to do with history, I booked the History Tour of the killing fields. This is an incredible tour starting at the prison and ending at the Killing Fields. This was a hard thing to do and to listen to, so sad and very gruesome.I felt sad and disturbed for days afterwards but I am so happy I did it, it was the best and the worst tour I have ever done, the best because it is well run and eye opening and the worst is because it is information that you do not like to hear or see. The places are not well taken care of and it felt as if the funds from tourists are not being used for the upkeep of the places. The museum is clean and the information is well documented. The highlight of the museum was that we could meet two of the survivors of this horrific event. Please support them by buying there books about there time in prison from them. The KIlling fields are about an hour away on the outskirts of the city and the drive there is also disturbing as one sees how the majority of Cambodians live. The Killing fields are very well organized and neat and because this happened not so long ago, very well documented but so so gruesome. This will make any descent man cry. This is a tour that is a must and I highly recommend it but try do this at the end of your holiday because it is very heavy and stays with you for days and days. I do not recommend this for children.

Visited March 2013
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“When you think life is hard......”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Every westerner should take a trip here. This place will stay in my memory forever,we moan and groan but without good cause. This place will give you a reality check,however is a most peaceful place to ponder and walk away with the realisation that we will hopefully never know such hardship,sorrow and evil.

Visited April 2012
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“S21 Prison Photographic Memorial Site”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Photographic display associated with the atrocities committed by the Pol Pot regime in a school that was used as an interrogation and detention centre. Haunting paintings by one of the seven survivors.

Visited March 2013
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“sad and epic”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

In my 5 years backpacking this was the most powerful and utterly sad experience i have ever had. BUt it is MUST do

Was informative with head sets im so glad i did this

Defaintely take a trip to the prision s21 after as well i actually met a surviving member totally blew my mind for me more epic than ever meet a president or holy leader, this is a marvel and true inspiration of hardship and survival.

Visited March 2013
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“Pulled a few heart strings...”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

This trip was worth every cent...I would recommend it for anybody. It is really hard to imagine what this country and its people went through... Definitely have a guide with you when you go on this tour.

Visited February 2013
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