We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Save
Book In Advance
  
Ways to Experience Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
from $26.30
More Info
from $46.40
More Info
from $106.00
More Info
Reviews (11,165)
Filter reviews
8,365 results
Traveler rating
5,421
2,359
483
71
31
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
5,421
2,359
483
71
31
Show reviews that mention
All reviews khmer rouge killing fields tuol sleng blood stains former high school barbed wire audio guide pol pot chum mey old school genocide museum cambodian history recent history sad place heart wrenching eye opening sad history
Filter
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 8,365 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Get the audio tour - it adds immense depth and background. You can get a lot from just listening and not necessarily seeing all the quite gruesome detail.

Thank carolinewagstaff
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed yesterday

This is as well a very sad place to visit. Also here they made a very good and interesting audio tour. Available in many languages and provides you with many interesting details. Even though the place itself is sad and depressing it is still worth a visit.

Thank ValK00
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago

At the end of the tour, you will be close to tears. The experiences shared in the Audio Tour Guide (which is an absolute must) is so beautifully put out - depressing and awful. Yet, one must go for this guided tour of the museum to learn about such inhuman nature of people.
The Museum itself is laid out really well. Every room has perfect markings and there is a fan in every room - so one doesn't feel suffocated even while walking through the jail. The common garden area with the memorial is very well shaded with some birds walking and flying around.
Regarding the audio guide - you can share one among 2 persons since the audio-guide has 2 earphone outputs. Just remember to carry your own set of headphones for the 2nd output.

Thank Zoozoo_R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I attended the museum which is truly a monument to the Cambodians who suffered and/or died here. The entry fee was cheap, only $8 with an audio guide, $5 without. The audio guide was well worth it and the English was perfect. The guide took you around the site and had additional stories if you cared to listen to more. We appreciated learning about this horrific time in the not so distant past, with the hopes that the world will learn from this and it will not happen again.

Thank 531yvonneh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 days ago

The most visceral experience I've ever had in a museum of this kind. Walk through the rooms with the audio guide to help you comprehend what this is about. I had to take several short breaks just to emotionally process what I was seeing and hearing. This place is full of ghosts.

Thank Phmof
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did this and the Killing Fields tour on the same day, right after each other. It was helpful to understand just what happened during this awful point in human history.

The audio tour for a few extra dollars is a must do as there aren’t many signs that go in depth on what you’re seeing. The audio tour has the must listen to spots in red on the map and then more in depth stories if you’d like to spend more time. It’s really well done from a tour side as each can listen and just get a taste of what the history was or dive deeper and get more stories from both guards and prisoners.

Many of the artist renderings and pictures I could not look at during each stop as it’s SO overwhelming at how horrible this place was. But the tour allows you to pass through or skip those parts if you want.

We spent about an hour and a half at a leisurely pace. Definitely go here and then visit the Killing Fields. Both accessible by Rickshaw or Tuk Tuk. A guide isn’t needed so just finding a car using the PassApp is totally fine IMO.

Thank W4477ZMmarkr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was so emotional seeing this place first hand. Nothing can quite prepare you for some of the stuff you see, including blood splatters and pictures of people whilst they were held here.

The audio tour was extremely informative and sometimes very moving - would recommend doing this as it made the experience more educational. The audio tour also tells you when you are coming up to a particular distressing part which allows you to either prepare yourself or skip it.

Harrowing but a must see if you want to learn about Cambodian history.

Thank cmacfarlane93
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the audio tour, which similarly to the killing fields was superbly well done.

The prison is in a similar state to how it was when in operation and the stories and rooms are truly unbelievable.

Very emotional at times and it was hard to understand the reasoning and actions of the psychopaths in charge.

We did the whole tour which took us a couple of hours and it was pretty much empty by the time we had finished.

Thank BossmanGeorge93
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The audio guide is an absolute must. It is very well recorded and has accounts from survivors, a victim's family member and music composed in memory of the events that took place.
Seeing the very chains and instruments used to torture people along with the paintings by a survivor, as well as human remains in the last room might be a bit much for some, but it is an eye-opening reminder of the evil humanity is capable of. Bearing witness is an important part of ensuring such things are never allowed to happen again.
Also the peacock and chickens in the courtyard are really cute and can help cheer you up when you need a breather.

Thank Jessamine-Poppy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth a visit, it is in the centre of the City. It is very interesting and shocking to discover what a sadistic group can do to their own people. Met a victim, one of only seven survivors of this prison and torture centre. Had a long moving chat with him Mr Chum Mey. Do pay attention to the paintings done by one of the other survivors, they illustrate the torture methods very clearly.

Thank Biggles147
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews