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Address: | Corner of Street 113 & St 350, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855-9-33-88988
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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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Painful but important; Excellent audio tour

This is not a happy place. But it's incredibly important if you want to understand Cambodia. Having 20% of the population killed less then 40 years ago still impacts the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not a happy place. But it's incredibly important if you want to understand Cambodia. Having 20% of the population killed less then 40 years ago still impacts the country. This museum was previously a torture and detention center. You should not bring young children here. The audio tour is brilliantly done. No one wants to talk anyway so... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used an English-speaking guide rather than the audio tour, and I am glad; it really helped us to focus on what we were seeing and to think hard about the devastating suffering that occurred here in the alarmingly recent past. You will be, by turns, saddened, angered, or simply just overwhelmed by the displays of cells, instruments of torture,,... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very sobering place to visit that sets the mind thinking just how lucky we are not to have lived there during those times, the audio tour is very informative and well done and there are places to sit to listen and contemplate. We were there about 90 mins but could and probably should have been there longer, you should... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whatever you thought you know about the Cambodia Pol Pot period, the reality is much worse. This museum presents the horror of the times so starkly and so simply that it is a genuinely disturbing but essential experience.

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Thank Tim D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a torture and interrogation centre during the Khmer Rouge era. I found the audio guide very informative indeed. Make sure you have the stomach for horrific history and photos before going into this museum/memorial. Though rather different from and more recent than concentration camps such as Auschwitz and Dachau, it is a sad reminder of how badly political... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

if you are interested in Cambodian history and the PolPol regim, you have to visit the S-21. It's terrible but interesting. I would recommend the tour by yourself and the recorder. One of few survivors will you meet at the end of your tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do a guided tour to get the most out of this museum. The cells and photos are authentic and therefore very thought provoking. You can meet 2 survivors who now work for the museum.

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Thank Deborah P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I can sum up my visit in toul sleng in two words: eye opening. The audio guide is a must, unless you have a human guide, because the extra testemonials while hearing the horrifying story of each and every room really make you understand what happend in this terrible place. The tour itself is very thorough and informative, yet not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum pays testament to all those who lost their lives during the Khmer Rouge reign but also honours those who survived. The audio tour is of excellent quality and provides valuable insight into an horrific period in history. This tour brought many questions to mind regarding both the past and the present. For me this is what travelling is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with family, its very educational and helps you see and understand Cambodia's history. If you visit Phnom Penh I recommend it. If you enjoy history see it for sure.

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