Stop At: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Corner of Street 113 & St 350 History Museum, Phnom Penh 12304 Cambodia
During the Pol Pot regime, Toul Sleng, formerly a high school (Toul Svay Pre School) was converted to a detention center known as S21. After interrogation and often torture, prisoners were transferred to ‘Killing Fields’ where they were often tortured again and brutally killed. Today the building houses exhibit paintings and photographs of many of the victims. Visitors can see the crude cells built in the classrooms and the torture devices used to extract "confessions" in Stalinesque purges of the regime in the late 1970s.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, Roluos Village, Sangkat Cheung Aek, Phnom Penh Cambodia
During the Khmer Rouge years, thousands of Cambodians were tortured and imprisoned in detention centers around the country; the visit is a profoundly moving but also depressing experience of the harsh reality of this part of Khmer history.