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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center (Choeung Ek Killing Fields) Tours

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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center (Choeung Ek Killing Fields)
The best known of the “killing fields” where the Khmer Rouge executed over a million innocent Cambodians, the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center sit just outside Phnom Penh. A memorial stupa contains the skulls of around 8,000 victims; bracelets decorate killing sites; and a museum documents the atrocities.

The Basics
Explore the graves and memorials, including a collection of victims’ clothes and a tree where babies’ heads were bashed to save bullets. An audio guide available with admission features testimonies from victims and one perpetrator and is available in several languages.

Many Phnom Penh city tours include a stop at the Choeung Ek Killing Fields, as well as the Royal Palace, the National Museum of Cambodia, and Wat Phnom. To learn more about this dark period of Cambodia’s history and leave plenty of time for reflection, consider a Cambodia genocide tour that visits just Choeung Ek and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21), a prison where many victims were held and tortured. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Choeung Ek Killing Fields are a must for travelers who would like to understand Cambodia’s dark history.
  • The Killing Fields are not appropriate for young children.
  • Please dress respectfully, covering arms and legs, and avoid disrespectful behavior such as laughing and posing for selfies.
  • Choeung Ek entry is free for Cambodian citizens. 
  • Cambodia is a challenging destination for travelers who use wheelchairs. With flat, compacted sand paths and an adapted bathroom, the Choeung Ek Killing Fields are relatively accessible, but the museum and stupa are accessed by stairs.

How to Get There
The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek sit to the south of Phnom Penh, about 6 miles (9 kilometers) from the Royal Palace. With no public transportation, the site is easiest to see on a tour or with a private driver to avoid negotiating with motorcycle taxis, “cyclo” rickshaws, or “remork” (Cambodian tuk-tuks).

When to Get There
The Choeung Ek Killing Fields are open from early morning until late afternoon, seven days a week. It’s worth getting up early to beat the big bus crowds and experience the site in peace and quiet. The site is busiest on weekends.

Cambodia’s Other Genocide Sites
As commemorated in the Oscar-winning film The Killing Fields, Khmer Rouge operatives used the killing fields to murder and then bury untold numbers of Cambodians—generally by beating or hacking to save the cost of bullets. Besides the Choeung Ek Killing Fields, other Khmer Rouge genocide sites include Wat Thmey, near Siem Reap, and the “killing caves” of Phnom Sampeau, outside Battambang.
Address: Roluos Village, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Admission: Varies
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66 Tours and Activities to Experience Choeung Ek Genocidal Center (Choeung Ek Killing Fields)

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Phnom Penh Hop On Hop Off - Killing Fields and Prison S21 Tour

Phnom Penh Hop On Hop Off - Killing Fields and Prison S21 Tour

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Take a self-guided tour of two harrowing Cambodian sites, each a stark reminder of the atrocities committed during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979. First, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, transformed from the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Then get a sobering look at the Killing Fields, where mass killings and burials took place. Travel by coach round-trip from selected hotels in Phnom Penh, with recorded commentary and an informative video documentary on board. Audio tours are available for purchase at each location.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$15.39
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$15.39

The Killing Field and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum Tour

The Killing Field and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum Tour

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A professional English speaking tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the killing fields of Choeung Ek Genocide Center – 9 miles away south of Phnom Penh. The infamous killing fields have a bloody history. Once an orchard and a Chinese cemetery, the Khmer Rouge, lead by Pol Pot, turned the place into what became known as the killing fields, where they executed around 20.000 victim. Over three years, they massacred and buried 2.5 million people. After remembering the dead, return to Phnom Penh to visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21). Meaning hill of the poisonous trees, Pol Pot turned a once popular high school into a high security prison. 20,000 people were imprisoned there, many of whom were tortured for information. Today it serves as a museum and a reminder of darker days. Your guide will return you to your hotel or guesthouse. .
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.57
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$22.57

The Killing Field and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) Tour

The Killing Field and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) Tour

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A professional English speaking tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the killing fields of Choeung Ek Genocide Center – 9 miles away south of Phnom Penh. The infamous killing fields have a bloody history. Once an orchard and a Chinese cemetery, the Khmer Rouge, lead by Pol Pot, turned the place into what became known as the killing fields, where they executed around 20.000 victim. Over three years they massacred and buried 2.5 million people. After remembering the dead, return to Phnom Penh to visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21). Meaning hill of the poisonous trees, Pol Pot turned a once popular high school into a high security prison. 20,000 people were imprisoned there, many of whom were tortured for information. Today it serves as a museum and a reminder of darker days. Your guide will return you to your hotel or guesthouse.you could ask any question to tour guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.57
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Half-Day Killing Field & Tuol Sleng Genocidal Museum with a local Tuk Tuk Tours

Half-Day Killing Field & Tuol Sleng Genocidal Museum with a local Tuk Tuk Tours

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Learning about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) and Killing Filed were established by the Khmer Rouge regime from your tour guide as the half day tour. First, Heading to killing fields of Choeung Ek Genocide Center – 9 miles away south of Phnom Penh. The infamous killing fields have a bloody history. Once an orchard and a Chinese cemetery, the Khmer Rouge, lead by Pol Pot, turned the place into what became known as the killing fields, where they executed around 20.000 victim. Over three years, they massacred and buried 2.5 million people. After remembering the dead, return to Phnom Penh to visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21). Meaning hill of the poisonous trees, Pol Pot turned a once popular high school into a high security prison. 20,000 people were imprisoned there, many of whom were tortured for information. Then, we will turn back to your hotel.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00
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Killing Fields and S21 Private Half Day Tour from Phnom Penh

Killing Fields and S21 Private Half Day Tour from Phnom Penh

The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek Genocidal Center) and S21 (Tuol Sleng) museum are two of Phnom Penh’s most important sites, offering insight into the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge regime. On this tour, learn more about the darkest period of Cambodia’s history as you explore both sites with a private guide and visit the moving memorials of those who lost their lives.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.21
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Phnom Penh Vital Discovery-Full Day Tour (Including all services)

Phnom Penh Vital Discovery-Full Day Tour (Including all services)

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Phnom Penh Discovery Tour ( Including all services) is one of the best tour arrangements in Cambodia. Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace known as the resident of Cambodia King and see the beautiful inside the Silver Pagoda. Then, climb up to the hilltop Wat Phnom by the foundation of the city. At afternoon, lunch at local restaurant. After having lunch, move to Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) and Killing Field established by the Khmer Rouge regime. Along the way to Killing Field and S21 ,you will see the Independence Monument which was build in 1958 by Father King Norodom Sihanouk. At the end, free you own time by shopping at Central Market where thousand goods are sold at there. We provide you with many time options, so you can select one to accommodate your tour.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.00
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$83.00
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day

Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour Full Day

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Take in the highlights of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, on this full-day private tour. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide and an itinerary customised to your preferences, stopping at attractions including the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, and the Russian Museum. Also included is a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Choeung Ek Memorial to learn more about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia’s dark past.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$156.42
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Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours

Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours

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Phnom Penh is considered among Cambodia’s must-see cities, but exploring solo means missing its hidden treasures and troubled past. On this tour, begin with a pickup at your Phnom Penh hotel and explore the city with your guide. Hear the secrets behind top attractions like the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom, and explore the infamous Killing Fields—where Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge history is brought into sharp focus.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.00
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Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing Fields

Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing Fields

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Uncover the truths of Cambodia’s dark history with a half-day tour of the Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing Fields from Phnom Penh. Learn about the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge and the Pol Pot regime as you walk the halls of Toul Sleng, the former S-21 Prison, then pay a moving visit to the mass graveyard of Cheung Ek, the ‘Killing Fields’.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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Full-Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour

Full-Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day private tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace, visit the National Museum, and climb to the hilltop Wat Phnom. Then learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) established by the Khmer Rouge regime. Your personal guide shares insightful commentary on a visit to the Killing Fields at Choeng Ek. Lunch and a market tour are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours ( Entrace fees included)

Full-Day Phnom Penh City Tours ( Entrace fees included)

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Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day private tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace known as the resident of Cambodia King, and climb to the hilltop Wat Phnom by the foundation of the city. It was established in 1443 and consists of 44 structures.Then learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) and Killing Field Khmer Rouge regime.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.99
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Excursion Phnom Penh Full Days Private Tours

Excursion Phnom Penh Full Days Private Tours

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Excursion Phnom Penh full day private tours is the best tours choice in Phnom Penh of the most popular attractions in Phnom Penh as Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum , Wat Oudnaloum, Independence Monument, Cheung Ek Killing Field, Russian Market and Central Market.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$95.00
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A Day Tour in Capital Phnom Penh City

A Day Tour in Capital Phnom Penh City

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This tour will discover capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Visit the Cambodian king's residence. Then visit the National Museum all culture we have from 6th-13th century. After we will grab local lunch at Local restaurant. then countaiue to birth place of capital Wat Phnom. Then move next stop at S21 Genocide Museum and killing fields Choueng Ek.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$51.29
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Tuol Sleng & Choeung Ek Killing Fields Tour

Tuol Sleng & Choeung Ek Killing Fields Tour

First, we come to pick you up with our comfortable and AC vehicle and drive to Choeung Ek Killing field. A very moving and confronting experience the Killing Fields were the final resting place for over 17,000 men, women, children and infants between 1975 and 1978. We then continue to Tuol Sleng Museum. In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison (S-21). It rapidly became the largest centre of detention and torture in the country.
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  • 3 hours
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$44.88
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S21 Genocide Museum and Killing Fields Half Day Tour From Phnom Penh

S21 Genocide Museum and Killing Fields Half Day Tour From Phnom Penh

A Cambodia journey of the war and peace Visit Phnom Penh highlighted sites in 4 hours with a private guide. You will be collected from your hotel at 8:30 AM. On this tour, we ensure that your day remains flexible and personal. Learn how Cambodia is struggling with their lives to recover from the mass Genocide Pol Pot regime in the 1970s. Tours by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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One Day Private Guide Tours History & Killing Fields Phnom Penh

One Day Private Guide Tours History & Killing Fields Phnom Penh

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Today, 8:00am meet your personal guide and driver and begin your tour of this charming capital with a visit the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom. See the different structures of this pagoda-style compound and stroll in its beautiful garden. Visit the Silver Pagoda so named because of its floor that is comprised of 5,000 silver tiles. Continue to the nearby National Museum. Built in 1917 it is an exceptional example of traditional architecture and is exclusively devoted to preserving and displaying Khmer art and sculptures. Hundreds of pieces are housed here including both pre-and post-Angkorian pieces. Next, you’ll continue to the city's namesake, Wat Phnom. Lunch at Romdeng Restaurant. After lunch, drive to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek (16 km south of Phnom Penh). Return to Phnom Penh. Visit the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum. In 1975 Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot's security forces and turned into a prison known as Security Prison 21 (S-21).
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  • 9 hours
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$128.21
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Phnom Penh history side S-21&killing field

Phnom Penh history side S-21&killing field

Overview We work with our hearts and our professional tour guides and drivers who have more than five years experience. -Guide are very knowledgeable, tidy, polite, friendly and helpful. - Drivers are courteous, polite, friendly, drive safely, flexible, and promptly on schedule. We stress that our travellers are not our customers but our friends!!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$60.00
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6 Days Private Guide Tour Phnom Penh to Siem Reap included domestic flight

6 Days Private Guide Tour Phnom Penh to Siem Reap included domestic flight

This comprehensive tour visits the highlights of Cambodia. Begin in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh. Enjoy comprehensive private touring with a private guide and driver. Visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. At the National Museum, view the world's premier collection of ancient Khmer sculpture and artifacts. Learn about Cambodia's more recent history during a visit to the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Next, fly to Siem Reap to explore incredible Angkor, the wondrous ruins of the ancient Khmer empire. With your private guide, tour the most interesting parts of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Angkor Wat, an enormous temple city built as a model of the Hindu universe in stone; Angkor Thom, an ancient capital filled with iconic sites such as the Bayon; Ta Prohm, a temple being devoured by the jungle. Also visit Banteay Srei, a petite temple with elaborate carvings in pink sandstone, and other outer temples Beng Mealea and Koh Ker.
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  • 6 days
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$1,121.03
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$1,121.03
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Full-Day Phnom Penh Small Group City Tours

Full-Day Phnom Penh Small Group City Tours

Your will be picked up at hotel around 8:20AM by your tour guide. Then, start with a full-day tour of the vibrant capital, you will visit the stately columns of the Royal Palace known as the resident of Cambodia King then the silver Pagoda. Then, climb to the hilltop Wat Phnom by the foundation of the city. At the afternoon, you will learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) and Killing field where established by the Khmer Rouge regime.
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  • 6 to 7 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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$46.16
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Full-Day Amazing Phnom Penh City Tours

Full-Day Amazing Phnom Penh City Tours

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Explore Phnom Penh on a full-day tour of the vibrant capital. Admire the stately columns of the Royal Palace known as the resident of Cambodia King and Silver Pagoda.Then learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the former site of the Security Prison 21 (S-21) and Killing Filed were established by the Khmer Rouge regime. At the end, you will see the Independence Monument of Cambodia which was built by Former Father Kind of Cambodia in 1958 and shopping at Russian Local Market where a lot of local products.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.18
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$87.18
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6 Days Leisure Phnom Penh Siem Reap

6 Days Leisure Phnom Penh Siem Reap

A six-day touring program of Cambodia’s w highlighted cities Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. This program is suggested for guests spending 5 or more night in Cambodia. See the highlights including Sambor Prei Kuk, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Royal Palace, Genocide Museum and more…
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$623.00
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$623.00
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4 Days Cambodia Holiday (Phnom Penh & Siem Reap)

4 Days Cambodia Holiday (Phnom Penh & Siem Reap)

A four-day touring program of Cambodia’s 2 highlighted cities Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. This program is suggested for guests spending 3 nights or more in Cambodia. See the highlights including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm, Royal Palace, Genocide Museum and more…
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.00
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$375.00
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4 Days Private Guide Tour Phnom Penh to Siem Reap included domestic flight

4 Days Private Guide Tour Phnom Penh to Siem Reap included domestic flight

Begin your holiday in Phnom Penh. Being the capital of Cambodia, there are lots of interesting sights such as the Royal Palace and National Museum. A visit Tuol Sleng, a former high school that the Khmer Rouge turned into a centre for interrogation and torture is also a must, to understand the recent history of the Khmer Rouge regime. Then exploring the mystical Angkor Wat. Your private guide will accompany you to the major temples such as the eerie faces of Bayon or overgrown Ta Prohm as well as helping you discovers some of the lesser known temples in this vast complex. All our tours are exclusive private tours, so you will not be put together with other guests
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  • 4 days
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$780.00
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8 Days Cambodia 3 Cities

8 Days Cambodia 3 Cities

A eight-day touring program of Cambodia's 3 highlighted cities Phnom Penh, Battambang and Siem Reap. This program is suggested for guests spending 7 or more night in Cambodia. Highlighted by Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Royal Palace, Genocide Museum, Bamboo train and more...
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$805.00
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$805.00
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