Book your Toul Sleng Genocide Museum Admission Ticket in advance and have your ticket delivered at your hotel reception at 8:30 AM on the day of your visit.Learn the sobering but important part of Khmer history with a walkthrough to Toul Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh. Formerly a high school building converted into Security Prison known as S-21, this present day museum bears witness to the cruelty of Khmer Rouge. A visit to Toul Sleng with a Cambodian guide is recommended to gain better insights to Cambodia’s tragic past. Pay respect and move on to see its present day beauty and independence. Opening hours: 08:00-1700, everyday
Visit: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom PenhIn 1975, what used to be Toul Sleng is a high school that became a detention and interrogation center when the Khmer Rouge took over. It became Security Prison 21 or S-21 where thousands of innocent Cambodian people, and several foreigners were tortured and killed. Maybe not for the weak-hearted, a visit to Toul Sleng Genocide Museum is intensely a depressing experience.The school’s former classrooms were converted into tiny prison and torture chamber. Prisoners were photographed and forced to give an account of their autobiographies from childhood until they were arrested. The rooms display harrowing black and white pictures of its prisoners, some of which were taken after they were tortured. Many will cringe as they learn the methods by which the prisoners were gruelingly tortured to death. You can hire a guide to walk through Toul Sleng will help you gain a better understanding of this part of Cambodia’s distasteful history. Yes, it is depressing, but it will give you more appreciation of how Cambodia got up from this tragic past.