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“Not for faint-hearted”

Killing Fields and S21 Tour
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing...
Ranked #5 of 122 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.
Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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“Not for faint-hearted”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

Wall upon wall of faces looking at you, snapshots of life interrupted. There was an exhibition showcasing the torture tools and methods used to extract information. Graphic images of some of the prisoners that were found dead in some parts of the prison when the Vietnamese found the prison. Overall S21 disturbed me the most and I had chills walking around the corridors. The mugshot of some of the prisoners stare at and through you. Out of 20-30k people who were in the prison, only 7 made it out alive. The country still has so much healing to do.

Visited April 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

A piece of history that is necessary to see to understand, but wow, it's intense. Seeing the photographs of the victims is jarring and the S21 camp is extensive in its re-telling of the story. I didn't get to the Killing Fields, but I've heard that that is also not for the faint of heart. There were two survivors of the S21 camp at the end of the tour that were selling their biographies. Couldn't imagine that people who survived that experience would want to spend their days there!

Visited March 2013
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“Never forget”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

A truly remarkable peice of history. The killing fields themselves are quite a distance out of town. Hired a tuk tuk for the day for both sites. A reminder of what happened only a short time ago in Cambodian history. No-one I spoke to in Cambodia, was not in someway affected. Be it family or friends. The fields entry fee is complete with audio tour in the price. A worthwhile audio guide by a survivor. S21 gave a graphic idea of what actually happened. Complete with photographs. Not advised if you are of an emotional disposition. Including tuk tuk ride to both sites you will need to give up about 4hrs due to traffic. Take plenty of water. Warm long day.

Visited December 2012
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“Emotional experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Dislike "Pol Pot". How could something like this ever go under the radar.My heart bleeds for the generations lost.
Like and loved cambodia!

Visited February 2013
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

We visited S21, which used to be a school but was converted to a prison by the Khmer Rouge. The most interesting block was the furtherest one so make sure you take the time to see it all. They have plenty of photos on display, many of which were very confronting. After seeing the prison we felt we didn't need to see the Killing Fields, which are a lot further out of town. They have plenty of books on the topic for sale there and the artifacts were quite well described so we didn't hire a guide. Very sad but definitely worth visiting.

Visited April 2013
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