Phnom Penh's Past
- 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.
You will be picked up from centrally located hotels between 8.00 and 8.45am.
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 Cambodians.