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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Street 113, Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Penh 3, Cambodia
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Ranked #4 of 45 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This museum was once a torture prison during the Khmer Rouge era. A very emotional experience, definitely worthwhile to help you gain an understanding of the brutality the Cambodian people have endured.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Be prepared for a very confronting day! We started with the Genocide Museum and then the Killing Fields, which I recommend you do in that order. 20,000 prisoners and only 7 survived. I can't begin to describe the mix of emotions you go through when looking at all the faces and the atrocities they had to ensure. After the museum... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is pretty close to the city center. A school turned, prison and torture center and now a museum paying homage to all those who lost their lives here. I have been to some of the nazi camps in Germany and I thought tat was extremely sad I was not prepared for this. There is nothing but empty room after... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Having visited the solemn Choeung Ek, I was expecting more of the same at Tuol Sleng. But this was an altogether more disturbing place to visit. Room after room is filled with photos of the prisoners, their eyes staring back at you with a mixture of terror, defiance and capitulation. Definitely worth visiting, but mentally exhausting at the same time.

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Thames Ditton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Having visited the Killing Fields first this gave us a graphic insight into the horrors of the Pol Pot regime. Whichever order you do them in you really need to see both to get a full picture of what happened during this dreadful period.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

S21 was a high school before the Khmer Rouge converted it to a torture camp in 1975. Rooms of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum contain thousands of photos taken by the Khmer Rouge of their victims

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Utilize the service ofthe guides that you will find inside the ticket office.well worth the small amount of money you will pay as it gives you the stories behind the pictures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The museum tells the tragic story of the genocides really well. You could almost sense the people who has been imprisoned there and overall it was a very moving experience - teaching us how important it is to prevent things like this from happening in the future. I can highly recommend this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Very impressive. The old school they set up as a prison. If you walk around it s very impressive the knowledge this is recent history. Everything is in original state.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A visit to S-21 is not a Disney experience by any means. This is as raw as it gets, emotional and confronting. I was exhausted and drained with tear-soaked cheeks, but very grateful that I had the experience. Essential to understanding the history of the Cambodian 1970s on an emotional level.

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