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Address: | Corner of Street 113 & St 350, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855-9-33-88988
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Description: This former torture and detention center is now a museum dedicated to the...
This former torture and detention center is now a museum dedicated to the victims of the Khmer Rouge.
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The complete rawness and unstaged feel of this place is what makes it feel so real. A slick museum type presentation would simply not have the same impact. I felt I had to look at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The complete rawness and unstaged feel of this place is what makes it feel so real. A slick museum type presentation would simply not have the same impact. I felt I had to look at every photo of the victims of this terrible place to show my respect for their pain and suffering. Not an enjoyable experience but a completely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Important to see to understand the struggle of the Cambodian people, who have struggled from past atrocities and war

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Largely unrestored, this is perhaps as it should be to convey the sense of desolation. The site of some of the most horrible acts of our generation. It is a bleak and stark place. I was shocked by some of the reviews I read on TripAdvisor - how ignorant are some people to express that they felt ripped off by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Not for the faint hearted. Many Cambodians will never visit Tuol Sleng due to the trauma. The faces of men, women and children, the young and the old who died in those dark days will stay with you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a good insight into the Pol Pot years, definitely very eerie and left me in a sombre mood afterwards but that's probably the point. The museum could definitely do better with it's narrative, the 1st real explanation of anything is on the 3rd floor of the 1st building so if you have no idea about the history of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I made the decision to go, although with immense trepidation and found the experience disturbing and profoundly moving. To come to Cambodia is to connect with its history both recent as well as ancient. A visit here is a must...we need to be constantly reminded of the evil that exists in blind ideology and confront it for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Shocking and depressing to know people had to go through so much pain and trauma. A must recommended to visit and all experience is a reminder that war brings out no happy stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very touching and emotional experience. Easy to get to via tuk-tuk. The audio guide was really good and easy to follow. Don't rush through but take the time to truly see the exhibits and stories. I was very humbled by the experience. I recommend visiting before you go to the Killing Fields--sets everything into perspective. It's probably not the best... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Of course it is history and worth a visit in that sense. I was in and out in 5 mins so I was quite disappointed. I have seen more notorious prisons and stories preserved. At Tuol Sleng I didn't really get the story except that people were tortured which i already knew. I believe the government should rethink and make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum was the second stop of my 7 stop Tuktuk city tour. My Tuktuk driver took me to this place after visiting the Choeung Ek Genocide Center. I already had a lot of exposure to Cambodia's tragic past during the Khmer Rouge regime. The site was a former high school campus turned by the Khmer Rouge... More 

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Address: Address: | Corner of Street 113 & St 350, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855-9-33-88988
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh

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