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“Very moving but yet not excruiating”

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
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Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing...
Ranked #1 of 137 things to do in Phnom Penh
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Owner description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Its not so far from the city center and isn't very crowded. The tuk tuk will take USD 20 for the round trip and waiting. An audio guide is a must. Its extremely moving and its terrible that those responsible got away with it and lived a fairly comfortable life for 30 years after this genocide. its also scary that the whole world was unaware of it.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Must visit. Entry is $6 and includes the audio guide which is a must as you will better understand what you're looking at.

Visit the small museum in the corner once you're finished walking around.

Thank Chene-Taljaard
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Its now a tranquil sad place to visit where such atrocious acts took place. A place to visit to understand the history. Large number of skulls in the one building with clothes of killed prisoners. Uncovered graves and bones. Very sad and sombre.

Thank Vansinsa
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

After I spent the day before in S-21 by myself I asked a friend to come with me to the killing fields as I don't think I could have done it alone again.

It cost $6 to get in with audio and I recommend audio otherwise you would not know what was going on. We got a rickshaw using the PassApp and it cost $6 each way in total.

Be prepared to be shocked. You can see bones and cloth still sticking out of the ground. It is horrific. I really can't say more than that. But it is worth going because you need to see it to believe it yourself. So sad and glad I had someone there with me.

You can get tour buses but they seem expensive and you don't get much time so I would recommend getting the PassApp and going yourself and share the ride.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

This is an extremely sad place to visit- but should be required of every adult. The documentation of the atrocities that occurred here during the Khmer Rouge regime, and the shear volume of people killed for no reason other than to maintain power. The audiotour is well done, reasonably priced and very complete and easy to use. The stories are heartbreaking and hard to imagine. But the pits, the pictures and the skeltal remains make it real. This is a very moving and well constructed Memorial to the innocent Cambodians who died there under Pol Pot.

Thank swartzmd
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