We don’t only take you to some of the least explored countries of the world, but we also take you well off the beaten track in some more popular destinations. And so, we are heading to Cambodia for our Dark Tourism Cambodia tour. We make use of our extensive knowledge of the country after having spent months her during COVID-19.
The trip has you starting in the world famous city of Siem Reap. Here we check out a number of museums and ancient relics related to the contemporary/Khmer Rouge history of Cambodia, but of course without missing the wonder of the world that is Angkor Wat.
Coincidently located on the outskirts of Angkor Wat is a Khmer history museum and art gallery built and operated by North Korea, with our local contacts we can receive a VIP tour of the premise. You then head directly north towards Thailand to the Cambodian border town city of Anlong Veng, not only the last hideout of the Khmer Rouge, but the capital of the last Khmer Rouge state.
Unique highlights of Anlong Veng include abandoned checkpoints, homemade museums and unmarked graves related to the former leaders of the Khmer Rouge. No trip to Cambodia is complete without a true jungle trek into the wilderness as we take you to where very few foreigners have visited before, the last home and bunker of Pol Pot – the leader of the Khmer Rouge.
You’ll then head to the southwest of the country to Battambang, the second largest city in Cambodia and home to some of the most important and forgotten sites related to the Killing Fields. You’ll also ride on a makeshift bamboo train locals created to make use of the old abandoned French railway lines and visit the Phnom Sampeau bat cave which houses the natural pest control for Cambodia’s rice fields.
The final stop for the tour is in Cambodia’s capital – Phnom Penh. Here you’ll visit a former high school converted to a torture prison against the innocent and the actual Killing Fields located just outside the city. Tourism doesn’t get more dark than here.
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Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
– All transport from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
– Accommodation on single room basis
– Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
– Local and Foreign English speaking guides
– Breakfasts and lunches
– Visa if required (YPT can provide visa support)
– Travel to/from the tour
– Dinners and drinks
– Personal Spending
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.