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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Street 113, Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Penh 3, Cambodia
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This former torture and detention center is now a museum dedicated to...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This former torture and detention center is now a museum dedicated to the victims of the Khmer Rouge.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

As with the killing fields you cannot visit Cambodia without trying to understand its history and what its people have been through. In many instances it is as if it only happened yesterday,although some of the evidence of blood was suspicious after such a period of time. It is just unbelievable to look at the photographs of those who were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Though looking forward to visiting here as much as the Killing Fields (which I subsequently rated 5/5), I was disappointed here. The exhibits are poorly maintained, many of which have been defaced and there isn’t much to see: often just an empty room with a graphic picture in it. Perhaps this is an attraction where a knowledgeable tour guide is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

As well as the killing fields, Tuol Sleng really depicts the hardships faced by so many Cambodians during this time. It is even so more raw as it was not that long ago!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Get a guide, your experience will mean much more when you hear their experiences. It is a deeply upsetting place but saying that it is something that everyone should see and perhaps it will just prevent this sort of thing hapening again!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

It's only 40 years ago that this happened and many perpetrators remain at large. This is a bit of a downer on vacation, but necessary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

A moving and horrifying experience. A must visit place in Cambodia. This is a place that still has the quiet spirits of the dead. It is a scarey eery place. You can reach the old school by hoping in a Tuk tuk or walking. Join a tour or spend an hour or two by yourself contemptating the horror of what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visit this out of due respect to the victims of the monstrous fanatics and our obligation not to give in to oblivion of indifference.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

There ain't much to this museum and it is very repetitive. If you visit here, I highly recommend stopping by after the killing field visit as it will give you a full background to appreciate what you are seeing in the museum. Allocate about an hour though we went through much quicker.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Very sad but important to visit as it is an essential part of the country's history. Can get repetitive after a while so take a break in the courtyard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The silence from everyone walking around this museum said it all. Must see, some of the information on the boards had faded so could not read need to be replaced. Meeting survivors, seeing the sights it was all very solemn hard to believe it was a recent event in history

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