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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

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Address: Street 113, Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Penh 3, Cambodia
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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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour including the Silver Pagoda

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Sad, but a must see

This is a sad place. It illustrates quite graphically what humans will do to their own kind. I would not take children under 13 here-it was hard enough for me. However... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is a sad place. It illustrates quite graphically what humans will do to their own kind. I would not take children under 13 here-it was hard enough for me. However, speaking as a Canadian, I was glad my adult daughter had the opportunity to see this. There are generations in Canada that have never had to undergo the horrors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place (together with The Killing Fields) should be visited by all who come to Cambodia - the people who suffered here deserve to be remembered. The site has (and needs) little interpretation, it's not an 'easy' place to visit, but is important in gaining an understanding of the history of Cambodia. I recommend visiting here before a visit to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is a very sad and surreal feeling experience. There is lots to see and read, and it has all been very well kept. Could take 1-2 hrs to go through. $3 entrance fee per person, you can get a guide as well but we did not, and found that there were lots of written explanations around the museum that... More 

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Farnham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

S21 as it was originally called is a modern day illustration of the horror that humans can effect onto their fellow countrymen and women. Unknown numbers went into S21 (20.000??) and only 7 survived. We were honoured to meet one of the last 2 survivors on the day. A very silent coach back to our boat.

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Chongqing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A very moving and informative museum. I did not have a guide of any kind, but wandered among the museum at my own pace. A new display was being set up while I was there that looked to be very thought provoking.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We get to see the history of the genocide, the torture and the killing. A lot of evidences are still left, with helpful stories and narratives for explanation. Not for the weak hearted.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Really stopping experience. Oppressive, but at the same time got the feeling that this is a must see. There really is nothing beautiful to watch, but personally, I think the remote is precisely this should be seen in Phnom Pehn.

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

After already been to the killing feels museum, coming here on a short trip to PP maybe wasn't a brilliant idea. Hard to admit it, but you start feeling yourself almost becoming immune to shock. This is the place where the Pol Pot regime brought many dissidents (though unclear why most were selected), then kept them in horrible conditions, subjected... More 

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Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We went to the prison (Genocide Museum) before we went to the "Killing Fields". That way we gained some insight into an event that many people know little about. The museum is the prison, which was a school. There are lot's of rooms detailing many photos and information about the torture and treatment of the prisoners. Each section of the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This museum was a difficult place to visit and learn about the torture of all the gentle people of Cambodia.

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