Wonderful tour with an amazing tour guide Dara. Although the killing fields and S21 interrogation school is very harrowing to view it is a huge part of Cambodia's history and Dara did not hold back on answering some very personal questions regarding his family's history as well as the history of the country. All of the sites from the Royal Palace through to Wat Phnom were interesting and unique and having Dara as our guide added a greater depth of understanding. As we are not shoppers we skipped the markets and spent more time at other sites plus a great cafe for lunch - Browns Coffee Cafe. We have never had a personal guide for tours before but were pleased we spent the extra for this tour especially been able to have Dara as our guide. Highly recommended.
This tour was a nice way of placing most of the sights in Phnom penn together but I felt my tour guide didn't give us the story behind the s21 prison and left us to see the national museum on our own. We had to hire headsets to get an overview of what we were seeing which cost us an extra 5 each when we should have been told by our guide the history of the artefacts we were seeing. In the S21 prison we even missed a whole floor of important information in relation to the Khmer rouge crimes as we were told there was nothing to see there. As we didn't get the information of the crimes committed and the details we needed to understand the atrocities we ended up spending extra time in the prison to read the boards as the guide was not giving us the information. When probed about simple questions she managed to give us inaccurate information which led us to think she was not knowledgable in the attractions we were seeing. We were told there was not enough time to see the Russian market because we had spent a little longer in S21! A bit overpriced for what it is.
Our tour guide Mr Pheakday was very informative, very helpful and a pleasure to be around. This was a very emotionally tough day, the tour is full of sorrow and brutality however it is important to see and make sure we do not repeat such mistakes. The tour was well organised and very packed full of different sites.
This tour was great. Our tour guide was Chanseng. His knowledge of history was phenomenal and his English was amazing. We learned so much about Cambodia's rich history and its culture. Chanseng went above and beyond with recommendations for other tours and sightseeing opportunities. Would most definitely use again and will ask for Chanseng by name when we return.
A long, exhausting and at times emotional tour but one not to be missed. Visiting the Killing Fields and S21 Prison was an opportunity to see first hand what we had only read about or seen on TV and hearing in detail what actually happened was very emotive. But it is history that we need to know and learn about and all credit to Cambodia for not glossing over it or trying to hide their recent history in an effort to reduce the likelihood of such a terrible atrocity ever happening again. A big thank you to our guide Sing for his superb knowledge of the sites visited and the very patient way in which he steered us around the sites including Royal Palace, Wat Phnom, Silver Pagoda Temple etc. A definite 12 out of 10!!!
I would highly recommend this tour. My tour guide, Mr Sing was fanatsic! He spoke great English and had extensive knowledge of all the sites we visited and he even helped me find vegetarian food for lunch. I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn about everything Phnom Penh has to offer.