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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Address: Street 113, Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Penh 3, Cambodia
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Ranked #3 of 37 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: This former torture and detention center is now a museum dedicated to...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, 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 January 27, 2015 NEW

This one is not for the faint-hearted. Seeing the photographs and visiting the cells in the prison is heart wrenching and very sad. There was a survivor there who was signing copies of the book he had written too which was interesting.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

its a cruel brutal re-run of what happened during Pol Pot's regime. if your into intense drama, pay a visit, but you leave it with a heavy heart.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

With pictures everywhere and empty cells, it gives a great impression of all the horrors committed here and during that time. It was depressing, but only because it was true and it is depressing to really see what humans are capable of. Definitely go and learn.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was my second time in many years. It still still sad to visit this place. Yet, it is a must visit when you're in PNH

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Throughout my whole visit, I still couldn't believe how that place used to be a high school. Poignant and depressing. Totally worth a visit (don't forget to check out the Killing fields as well).

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Costa Blanca, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited here after an earlier visit on same day to the Killing Fields outside of town. Although very harrowing both really must be visited by visitors to Cambodia in order to really understand the terrible atrocities that occurred in this country not all that long ago. Only negative I would say is that while the Killing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is not the most uplifting place, but it is a slice of real history. It makes the Pol Pot era personal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

we visited after seeing the Killing Fields, as the two sights are inextricably linked. To see the sports equipment that had been turned into gallows was really provoking. To tour the former classrooms which became detention cells, full of photographs of the victims of this grand plan was sobering. Three dollars seems too little a price to pay for all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a former school that was converted into a torture camp and prison. 17,000 inmates passed through the site on their way to execution at Choeung Ek, and only 7 people survived. The first building I visited was used to interrogate high ranking officials, and the rooms remain as they were found when the Vietnamese liberated Pnomh Penh. A... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This does indeed serve as a distressing reminder of the atrocities that happened here not so long ago and no doubt it serves us with a little knowledge of the kind of conditions they lived and died in but I do think in honour of those that died it could be so much more informative. The prison rooms lack any... More 

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