A Full Guide to Visiting Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia

By Polyglot Petra 3/21/24

If you’ve learned anything about world history, you’ve heard of the 1976-1979 Cambodian Genocide, perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge regime, killing over 3 million of its own citizens.

In the heart of Phnom Penh is the Tuol Sleng prison, the most vicious detention center of the 176 scattered around the country in that period. Let's talk about the most important things you need to know before visiting.

Mostly mental preparations are needed to have the best visit possible.  You know those kinds of places where as soon as you enter, the atmosphere just drops and the air itself feels heavier?  This is one of those places.

Visitors Information Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Address: St.113, Boeung Keng Kang III, Boeung Keng Kang, Phnom Penh Entrance Fee: 5 USD for adults, 3 USD for children age 10-18, and free for children below 10 Time Needed: About 2-2.5 hours

I highly recommend getting the audio guide for 3 USD, so you can hear the stories as you explore the museum. All visitors are quiet here. So be mindful when you need to talk to your travel companions.

To learn more about the history of Tuol Sleng and what started the Cambodian Genocide.... SWIPE UP on this slide!