Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

History Museum and Historic Site
Phnum Pénh
  • Amy C.
    "Go here prior to Killing Fields."(5 Tips)
    Eric W.
    "To really know the horrors of the khmer rouge, you must come here."(2 Tips)
    Tristan L.
    "necessary to understand the atrocity of the Red Khmer regim"(2 Tips)
    Rita C.
    "Sad history of Cambodia - spent around an hour in it."(2 Tips)
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  • Murat
    MuratNovember 22, 2016
    Maybe the most interesting attraction in the city, it is a must. A good 1,5hrs needed to see and listen everything. Very striking. Entrance 6USD with audio, take audio to have a better understanding.
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LeeJuly 15, 2016
    We had Mr. Lungdi as our tour guide and he was extremely knowledgeable. We highly recommend getting yourself a tour guide. A must if you want to learn about Cambodia's not so long ago history.
  • FireUnder A.
    FireUnder AshJanuary 28, 2014
    A bit hardcore for sensible people but the place worth absolutely to pay a visit. You can find some interesting copies of Dvd and books about Cambodia/pol pot regime from vendors inside. Don't miss it
  • Rishi M.
    Rishi MaharajSeptember 15, 2016
    If you visit one place in Phnom Penh, this should be it. Grim and basic - the museum is simply the old prison with a handful of displays and an audio guide - it is truly horrifying.
  • Tobias W.
    Tobias WeißenfelsNovember 23, 2015
    Must visit for your stay but bring good nerves. What you will see is hard. Plan a day and also visit the killing fields
  • Pavel H.
    Pavel HackerDecember 28, 2011
    A great reminder that a genocide can occur next door or at my door anytime, with UN and other world organizations making things worse, not solving them. Keep your eyes opened and learn from history!
  • Catarina P.
    Catarina PereiraFebruary 21, 2015
    Visit before the killing fields for some contextualisation. The video played on building 3 is shocking, I felt nauseous watching it. An educational experience but not for the faint of heart.
  • Oliver K.
    Oliver KellyJuly 17, 2012
    A couple of the prisoner survivors attend at the museum some days. We talked with one of the seven survivors Bou Meng. See photo of his book attached.
  • Eric W.
    Eric WuNovember 23, 2015
    To really know the horrors of the khmer rouge, you must come here. Youll definitely feel something here
  • Kath R.
    Kath RDecember 16, 2013
    One of the 2 remaining living victims is often here. He will sign copies of his biography. A living reminder of what mankind is capable of.
  • Kevin E.
    Kevin ErguizaSeptember 14, 2015
    To say that I love the place is just incorrect. But this place teaches you a lot about the Cambodian story.
  • Nikita T.
    Nikita TurkinApril 22, 2014
    There are two of the original 7 survivors still there selling their books. Very humbling to meet them.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeOctober 27, 2012
    There is a local watering hole to the right as you're exiting the museum. Keep this in mind. You'll probably need a drink when you're done.
  • Denise A.
    Denise AvelinoJanuary 11, 2013
    This was a former school turned prison/torture and detention center. Also known as S-21 in Cambodian history.
  • Betty
    BettyApril 27, 2014
    Come here prior to the Genocidal center aka Killing Fields. Very informative. $2/person.
  • Santiago S.
    It's very intense and sad, but don't leave Cambodia without giving its recent history the time it deserves
  • David F.
    David FJanuary 28
    Odd choosing "love" about this place, but it's a must visit. Give it 2 hours. Don't rush.
  • Jimmy T.
    Jimmy TanDecember 6, 2014
    The place is a bit creepy but certainly a must-visit if you want to know more about the Khmer Rouge and their victims.
  • Farah Z.
    Must see. Bring student card to get free entry.
  • Yondering M.
    Yondering MonkeysJanuary 8, 2016
    A must see when in Cambodia, it's not just, temple, beaches and cheap beer.
  • Yasser A.
    Yasser AhmadFebruary 6, 2015
    Wonderful experience and interesting place with a lot of sad stories.
  • SAM M.
    SAM MAJIDApril 4, 2013
    A must must visit. Your hair would stand in some of the torture rooms
  • Ben M.
    Ben MaysonApril 16, 2016
    Phenomenal. Terrifying. A must see. Not for children.
  • Natasha D.
    Natasha DunnJuly 31, 2013
    A must see place, this place must never be forgotten and what the prisoners endured. So sad and shocking
  • Ian C.
    Ian CheahSeptember 3, 2015
    A truly chilling experience of what humanity is capable, a reminder to people that it was not monsters that caused this evil by people themselves.
  • Mark M.
    Mark McKennaMarch 26, 2016
    You can't 'heart' the place, but guy can learn from it
    Upvoted Jan 28
  • Jen B.
    Jen BornasJuly 12, 2010
    Its a Genocide Museum and its quite depressing but in front of it is Boddhi Tree which is quite a cool place to have cambodian ice coffee
  • Evan C.
    Evan CMay 31, 2015
    Intense. Also no AC in any buildings so bring water
  • Amy C.
    Amy CoulsonJuly 30, 2015
    We got a guide to tell us the story of the prison which was very insightful. Not recommended for children. Go here prior to Killing Fields.
  • Zoe
    ZoeJune 1, 2015
    Really great eye opening experience. Completely heartbreaking.
  • Tristan L.
    Tristan LouisFebruary 13, 2014
    Hard pictures but necessary to understand the atrocity of the Red Khmer regim
  • DraKo
    DraKoNovember 28, 2015
    You get to know more about humans dark side
  • S P.
    S PNovember 9, 2016
    Very sad part of world history, inhuman. Must see.
  • Isky W.
    Isky WszFebruary 9
    Go first to the killing fields before coming here !
  • Naim Husni
    Naim HusniJuly 29, 2016
    One hour is not enough. Really like how they tell the story by pictures.
  • Renjer
    RenjerSeptember 23, 2015
    Its a must!
  • Edgar W.
    Edgar WongDecember 24, 2010
    A must visit! It reflects a sad period in the history of Cambodia..
  • Mexi
    MexiJune 23, 2012
    Pay $3 for a personal tour guide!
  • Thananon P.
    Must come! To acknowledge world saddest history
  • edison l.
    edison loiJune 29, 2015
    Super creepy place
  • Kaitlin S.
    Kaitlin SeveriniMarch 6, 2013
    visit after choeung ek. bring tissues.
  • Carl H.
    Carl Hall-BowdenAugust 5, 2011
    Utterly devestating experience and sickening "tourist" attraction.
  • Steve V.
    Steve VanhouckeFebruary 2, 2014
    You' ve got to do this!!!
  • Adelle L.
    Adelle LiNovember 25, 2012
    nothing can undo what the Khmer Rogue done to Cambodia...
  • Naveen R.
    Naveen RoyMarch 24, 2014
    Never forget. These stuff could always happen again!!
  • Rita C.
    Rita ChengJune 12, 2016
    Sad history of Cambodia - spent around an hour in it.
  • carolinec
    carolinecApril 10, 2015
    Horrifying. How could we let this happen? Is it happening in N Korea?
  • Anna R.
    Anna Rigo AllegriAugust 6, 2013
    Red Kmer tortures....20.000 killed people from 1975-1978...how to give a suggestion???terrible
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeOctober 23, 2012
    You'll lose a bit of your soul here
  • Aiken J.
    Aiken JohnsonNovember 9, 2011
    Sad history, but a reality none the less.
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