Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is the memorial site of the S-21 interrogation and detention center of the Khmer Rouge regime. Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, it preserves a tragic period in history with the aim to encourage visitors to be messengers of peace. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is the memorial site of “Security Office 21” (S-21) of Democratic Kampuchea (also known as the Khmer Rouge regime) and located in what was then the abandoned city of Phnom Penh, whose citizens had been evacuated on 17 April 1975. S-21 served as the central hub of a vast prison system throughout the country and was used throughout the period as a secret facility for the detention, interrogation, torture and extermination of those deemed “political enemies” of the regime. Due to a policy of guilt-by-association, at times whole families were detained at the center. Only 12 former inmates survived the opening of S-21 when Phnom Penh was liberated. Four of them were children.
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Hartlepool, UK3 contributions
May 2022
We went on this tour and it was $5 each and you can ask for a guide that speaks your language to take you around. You decide at the end what tip you would like to give them. Our guide remembered the Khmer Rouge Regime very well as she was 13 at the beginning of it. She told us all about the history of what once was S-21 prison camp. If you go on an afternoon, you maybe lucky enough to meet one of the survivors of the camp..
It was very moving walking around the museum, you get to see a lot of artefacts from the prison and has an atmosphere that makes you really feel the sadness and pain that went on there.
Written 17 May 2022
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FeistyKel
Melbourne156 contributions
May 2021
What a moving place. Many tears shed. Lovely to meet a survivor and to take time to remember those lost.
Written 19 April 2022
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flvlondon2015
London, UK23 contributions
Mar 2022
The prison is evocative and powerfully shows the terror of the Pol Pot regime here. We were honoured to meet 3 of the 14 survivors at the prison, it was an incredible experience. Don't miss it.
Written 10 April 2022
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Karin Jongman
Phuket, Thailand8 contributions
Mar 2022
I recommend the visit to this museum but believe it is important to take a guide. The guide was not a paid service, we were able to leave her a donation. The guide will make everything so much clearer. The audio tour would have been good too but I understand that it is currently not available. I paid 5$ to get in and gave the guide a contribution too.
Written 5 March 2022
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glenn S
2 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
Shockingly horrific but a must for anyone who has a soul . While i sat at school in the 70’s in a depressing but i comparison wonderful Uk . These poor people we’re tortured , brutalised and killed in the name of what ? A disaster . But part of human history like the holocaust .
Written 17 February 2022
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ANDY H
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
Feb 2022
We visited in Feb 2022.
This is a must-visit place in Phnom Penh, along with the Killing Fields. Do be prepared for the emotions it will stir in you. Given the atrocities that occurred here, and seeing the prison rooms first-hand and photos of victims and their stories, you will likely come away feeling quite sad and drained - but don't let that put you off, it is still an extremely important historical site and it's important to support the Cambodian community by visiting.
We walked the rooms and grounds for around 2 hours which was enough time to see everything and take in the magnitude of the place - 4 large blocks, where the rooms contain a mixture of photos and artifacts. You can wander in to pretty much all of the rooms.
There are also 2 former prisoners/survivors on site, who will come and speak to you and show you their cells if they spot you (and will then take you across to their book stand and attempt to sell you a copy of their $10 autobiography - which we felt we couldn't say no to, given what they'd been through).
It's a very powerful, emotional place - heartbreaking to think this happened in our recent history, and so important that we prevent anything like this happening again.
Written 5 February 2022
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Holly J
London, UK55 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Such a sad yet heartwarming experience. I would suggest that everyone that visits cambodia makes a visit to the museum and killing fields as it will warm your heart knowing what the cambodian people endured in very recent history and knowing how kind and caring they are after all this pain. I would highly recommend speaking with one of the survivors if possible as their stories will bring you to tears when they tell of their suffering and lose as a result of the Kyhmer Rouge.
Written 23 January 2022
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Rathanak Visal Lim
Phnom Penh, Cambodia10 contributions
May 2021
I'm enjoyed and had fun visiting the Tuol Sleng genocide museum, it shows the history of how Cambodia back then and compares it to now.
Written 7 January 2022
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Ursula
7 contributions
Dec 2021
It is not an easy visit but perhaps an important history lesson for all of us. A guide walks you through the prison, with graphic and difficult displays. At the time of my visit, there were three survivors on location selling their books.
Written 21 December 2021
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TheCrazyPPCouple
Phnom Penh, Cambodia5 contributions
May 2021
tragic but educational, this place deserves every Cambodian visiting as lots of young people seem to have forgotten their own history - -
Written 21 June 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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