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Dark Past of the Wat Thmey Killing Fields

In this tour, you will learn about the history of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s ruling party from 1975 to 1979 who was responsible for one of the worst mass killings during the 20th Century.

From Siem Reap
Online Experience
1 Hour 30 Minutes
History
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Live Streamed tour from the Wat Thmey Temple, where the skulls of those who died during the Khmer regime have been kept
  • Learn about the brutality of the Khmer Rouge from a survivor of the regime
Description

Visit the grounds of the Wat Thmey killing fields, converted into the site of Temple with your guide Sopanha on an online tour. Here, you will see a large stupa memorial with glass sides, filled with the skulls and bones of those who died during the Khmer Rouge. These have been diligently gathered by local residents in memory of their families and friends. Today, Wat Thmey serves as a Buddhist monastery and also as a memorial site that is visited by tourists. More than just a holocaust spot, many come to the Wat Thmey Temple to pay homage, and to remember those who lost their lives in the Cambodia Killing Fields. While walking around this site, I will show you the Museum, exhibits, the infamous well, and also tell you how my family was personally affected by the excesses of the Khmer regime.

About this experience
What's included
  • A real-time walking tour of the Killing Fields at Wat Thmey
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop.
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking.
  • The group price mentioned is for a group of 4. Extra charges are applicable for more than 4 people in a call. Participants do not have to be on the same device.
Know before you go
  • Since this tour is conducted outdoors, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Yous Sopanha

My name is Yous Sopanha. My family and I live in Siem Reap, Angkor. I have been working as a tour guide, Film Fixer, Lecturer, and Trip Leader for many years in Angkor Archaeological site as well as other tourism sites around Cambodia. I hold 2 Bachelor Degrees from State Phnom Penh University in Social Science.

From USD 45 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.