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Wat Thmey (Killing Fields)

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A must when in Phnom Pehn

A sombre place that you must visit to truely understand Cambodia and the Khmer people. The grounds are well kept and easily navigated by all with signs scattered throughout... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A sombre place that you must visit to truely understand Cambodia and the Khmer people. The grounds are well kept and easily navigated by all with signs scattered throughout detailing the attrocities that occured. The audio guide is excellent and well worth the extra fee dollars if you don't have a tour guide.

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned a lot by visiting the Killing Fields from a wonderful guide who also shared the experience of his family during the genocide of Pol Pot. It felt similar after I went to Dachau years ago. Witnessing honors the people who suffered.

Thank Brenda P
Samut Prakan, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I was not heading to Phnom Penh on this particular trip, after reading about this place, and after coming back from Angkor Wat for the second day, I thought I should stop by this very important site. This place, while very small, is filled with very detailed accounts, descriptions, and old pictures of what transpired not just in Phnom... More 

Thank Jeff206
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide brought us here on our tour and it was a sombre visit. On display were photos of the "killing fields" during the Khmer Rouge regime lead by Pol Pot. There was a small memorial containing skulls and bones of victims that were discovered and dug up when they were building on this site. It reminds you of the... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited as part of a tuk tuk tour of Siem Reap; it's not the S21 killing fields place in Phnom Penh but it's still incredibly powerful. The stories written around the place add a chilling level of reality to the now tranquil site you see. Not one to spend hours wandering around, but well worth 30 mins-1 hour of... More 

Thank Jon_the_Scone
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the highlight of our trip to Cambodia. Hardly what you could call "enjoyable" and I certainly found in difficult to hold back tears - but I would recommend anyone to visit this place, given the opportunity. At the very least, it brought home to me, the magnitude of the atrocities that were inflicted on these beautiful people. Heartbreaking, yes... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a place that you need to see, as it is part of the modern history of Cambodia and It brings home the true feelings of revulsion at the way man can treat man.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very small grounds and most of it is used as a temple now and the kids and monks are maybe more to see than the killing fields. You can walk around in about 20 or 30 minutes. A few photo and artist boards in many languages to read. No fee

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Winnipeg Canada
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This museum I found to be very disturbing. You saw many human body parts. And read of the forms of abuse.

Thank inthegarden
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Unexplainable. It truly renders you speechless. It is hard to believe that this has happened to people in out life time, just a short time ago is just mind boggling. A must do. We organised a van to drive us out there which we were grateful not to have gone with the tuk tuk option! Its a bit of a... More 

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