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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Street 113, Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Penh 3, Cambodia
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Ranked #6 of 47 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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 September 19, 2014 NEW

Similarly to the Killing Fields experience, I am glad I saw this but wow, it was incredibly hard to see all the horrific things that happened but I appreciate learning and having a better understanding about this recent Cambodian History

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Pacific Pines, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Whatever you do in Phom Penh - go there. Grim, depressing, emotional, disturbing, but completely fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This place was even more shocking than killing fields. Pictures of victims staring at you just gives shivers. It is horrifying to think what those walls witnessed. The entry was $3 and took about an hour to see everything. It could use some improvement, more information, etc. The best improvement would be an audio guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Even though it is a difficult place to visit, definately a must do when in Cambodia. If you go there, take a guide. It is a whole different experience. They are people who experienced the terror of the Khmer Rouge with their own eyes. The stories our guide told us were hard to bear, but it changed my life. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Tuol-Sleng-Genozid-Museum, also called S-21, is the other must see in Phnom Penh (next to seeing the Killing Fields). If you come here you better understand what Cambodians had to live through.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's a bit strange ticking the buttons to say Tuol Sleng is 'excellent'. It's the most appalling place I have ever been to. But to come to Phnom Penh without acknowleging Cambodia's recent history would be a callous mistake. The genocide museum is horrificly graphic and utterly compelling. A monument to inhumanity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

from the outside you will see a regular Pnohn Penh neighborhood, and you will amaze to know that this building were built in 1960s (yup, cambodian built this huge school complex in the 60s). but wait until you enter one of the room/class room inside. i felt the thrill. call me weird the first thing i said when i stepped... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Very sad place but could do with an audio tour like the killing fields. Also they had two survivors there signing books the museum was selling. Something very wrong about having them there as a tourist attraction. When you hear of what they went through you'd have to think this is the last place they want to be.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Have visited before but it is great to see it improve. Meet a man who was imprisoned there. He was one of only 7 to survive - even bought his book and got the photo to prove it. Must see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This place is a must if you visit Cambodia to understand the history and the thinking of the Cambodians

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