Prison Toul Sleng is located in Cambodia. It is better known as Toul Sleng Genocide Museum today. The prison was founded by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. Prison cells were set up in the old school building. The prison worked only for four years. But Toul Sleng is considered one of the most terrible prisons in the world. More than 17,000 people were incarcerated during this period. Only a few of them managed to leave it alive. Terrible tortures and executions were carried out in prison. It was closed after four years of operation in 1979.
The Genocide Museum was opened there a year later. Tourists from all over the world visit it daily today. The prison was deliberately not reconstructed after closing. The entire situation remained unchanged in the surrounding area. There are fences entangled with barbed wire everywhere here. There are also buildings with dilapidated facades and bars on the windows. Tall palm trees and other plants make an amazing contrast to the oppressive environment. There are a lot of plants on the territory.
Special signs are attached to all the buildings of the museum. They remind visitors to refrain from smiling during the tour. Stands with photos of people who died in prison are installed in some of its halls. There are large glass containers in one of the halls. The Khmer Rouge and former prisoners' clothing is kept in them. The children's school was located in these buildings before the prison was opened in them. It was called Tuol Svay Prey. The prison was named S-21 with the beginning of the Khmer Rouge regime.
The museum was opened here. It is considered one of the scariest and most impressive in the world. It is strongly not recommended to visit it for people with the weak mind. Information stands with posters are placed throughout the museum. They illustrate the terrible torture of prisoners. The skulls of the people who died within the walls of Tuol Sleng prison recently are carefully placed in glass cabinets in some rooms. Watching a documentary is a mandatory part of the tour. It is dedicated to the history of the prison. Next - Port Arthur Prison
Piombi Prison, Italy
Port Arthur Prison, Australia
Useful staff nearby
Car rental office: 'Ravy Angkor Tours Cambodia' is located in 0.45 km (
on the map
Fuel station: 'Total Gas Station' in 0.26 km
Supermarket: 'CHA Shop' in 0.12 km
Parking: 'Virak Auto Garage' in 0.2 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacy Pharma@Link' in 0.14 km
Police station: 'ប៉ុស្តិ៏នគរបាលបឹងកេងកង៣' in 0.22 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Spider Restaurant' in 0.03 km
Railway station: 'Cambodia Railway Station' in 2.56 km
» Pochentong Airport PNH - in 7 km
» Duong dong Airport PQC - in 180 km
» Tan Son Nhat International Airport SGN - in 205 km
» Angkor International Airport REP - in 239 km
» Battambang Airport BBM - in 251 km