Cambodia

Khmer Rouge History at Anlong Veng

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

Explore the last stronghold of Khmer Rouge leaders
  • See important Khmer Rouge sites
  • Admire the two cliff-top houses of Ta Mok
  • Visit Pol Pot's house and grave
  • Listen to the stories told by locals of the time of Khmer Rouge rule

tour details

Anlong Veng, a poor dusty town today, was the last territory under Khmer Rouge rule and, to this day, the regime retains a presence in the area. For almost a decade, this was the ultimate stronghold and home to Pol Pot and other notorious leaders. The area’s Khmer Rouge sites are an important part of contemporary Cambodian history and evidence of the human capacity for evil. We’ll visit sites made famous in the days of the Khmer Rouge, including the two houses of Ta Mok, one of which lies on top of a cliff overlooking the Dangrek Mountains, and you’ll also see the remains of Pol Pot’s house. We’ll then visit his grave and the place where he was sentenced to jail. Throughout the day, you’ll hear stories from local residents that offer the starkest insight into the area’s dark history.

tour description

Drive from Siem Reap about 2 hours on good road to Anlong Veng.
For almost a decade this was the ultimate stronghold: home to Pol Pot and other notorious Khmer Rouge leaders.
For those with an interest in contemporary Cambodian history and human beings capacity for evil, the area's Khmer Rouge sites are an important part of the picture. Anlong Veng, a poor dusty town today was the last territory under the Khmer Rouge rule and, to this day, the regime remains a presence in the area. Visitors to Anlong Veng are able to visit many of the sites made famous in the ailing days of the Khmer Rouge, including the two houses of Ta Mok, Pol Pot's second in command, one of which lies spookily on top of a cliff overlooking the Dangrek Mountains. Pol Pot's house, which isn't far on the same mountain, is also open for visits, although little remains of the residence save for a crumbling concrete shell. Visit as well Pol Pot's grave and the place were he was sentenced to jail.
It is, rather, the life stories of local residents that offer the starkest insight into the area's dark history.
The road to Pol Pot's House and Ta Mok's second house is in a bad condition and a 4WD is necessary.

includes

  • Private transportation
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • English-speaking locally-stationed guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements)
  • Bottled water and cold towels

excludes

  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditures such as drinks, souvenirs, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Tour code: REPDSAVG

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