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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

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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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This is a solemn experience of the horrors that mankind perpetrates upon the innocent.

I learned much of the history of the Pol Pot regime, and how easy it is to sometimes deceive the world at large about tragedies being executed under the guise of leadership.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I learned much of the history of the Pol Pot regime, and how easy it is to sometimes deceive the world at large about tragedies being executed under the guise of leadership.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There is something very raw about this place. The indiscriminate systematic genocide is almost made worse by seeing the conditions so close at hand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I visited here directly after the Killing Fields. I had been prepared to find the killing fields tough but for some reason hadn't expected the museum to be so hard. Well it is. There are hundreds of photos and written details of individual victims and perpetrators. The horror really unfolds as you walk round. I'm not sure if it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very moving place and well explained by local guide. A must see if you are interested in the history of this country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We paid for a guided tour which was very informative. What happened here is horrifying but it's an important part of Cambodian history and cannot be ignored. Well worth the visit.

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Auberry, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The only way to tour this museum is with a tour guide. I would also not recommend taking younger children on the tour. There are extremely graphic photos everywhere. This is still an important part of the Khmer history, and should be seen by all adults visiting Phnom Penh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Traveled here also in April of 2008 not April 2015. I left because it was very sad. However, I took photo's of all the people that were put to death here. They show those photos on a wall as you exit. It is very hard to walk thru but necessary to understand the Cambodian History.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is worthwhile paying one of the young Guides to take you round the Museum.We visited the Museum first and then went out to The killing fields.By the time you leave you will have a better understanding of what happened in Cambodia.It is also possible to meet two of the survivors of the prison as you leave the Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was a place we wanted to see on our trip to Phnom Pehn. It was so hard to see what had happened but I'm glad we went to show our respect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Impossible to walk away intensely unaffected. Truly heart breaking. Do not rush this. Give yourself time to meet the eyes of every victim in the photographs, they deserve that much. Credit needs to be given to the preservation of the museum.

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