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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 great museum. It has pictures of victims and shows a lot of what they went through. Incredibly tragic and heart-wrenching. It is not easy to hear, but it is more than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This museum, also referred to as S-21, is worth a visit, but could have been better curated. While it has historical significant and therefore should definitely be a point on your itinerary, 45-60mins should be sufficient to gauge the significance. Most of the rooms are empty, with some photos and anecdotes of certain prisoners. The most interesting aspect was looking... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum. It has pictures of victims and shows a lot of what they went through. Incredibly tragic and heart-wrenching. It is not easy to hear, but it is more than worth it. It isn't enjoyable. It's just not. But do not miss it. Only 7 people survived this camp, and just two of them are alive... More 

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Kani, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The genocide museum (along with the killing fields) is an absolute must if you come to this area. They have so much information and I really learned a lot. Very sad and depressing, but worth it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Tuol Sleng has a tragic story to tell but it is important for people to hear about what happened under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Unfortunately this sort of thing is still happening in the world today! Took the whole family to see this. The children sat in the courtyard when they found some of it too harrowing. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We really values our trip to the genocide museum and have read a lot about it in the past. The museum still has many original features and you can try to begin to understand the atrocities that occurred. We recommend having a guide who can explain much more than what is on the walls - the guides are free but... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visited with friends and was an experience. Informative and lots of information on the walls all done with a high level of respect. You are left to walk round at your own pace and take it in, lots is explained and really hits home. Good value for money and a nice shop inside selling books and memorabilia, plus a little... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Powerful. There are few words to describe how impactful this museum can be. You get the opportunity to walk through the cells and see how the prison was originally found. The galleries are very well done and most things are kept in almost original condition. Very moving and informative.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Heart breaking but absolutely a must if you are in Phnom Penh. It's a haunting experience. Too bad the government refuses to take proper care of the exhibits - but at least the Documentation Center of Cambodia is doing justice to the treasure trove of documents left behind by the Khmer Rouge. It is worth visiting DCCam after going to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was a school that became a horrible prison and torture camp where thousands if not millions o people were incarcerated and tortured before being sent to the killing fields. There is a lot of bad energy in this place, I became sick after visiting it. However, It is a learning experience that nobody should pass up. I was able... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Although there can be no denial of the horrors inflicted here or the importance of honouring those who died here, the museum itself could be improved. We visited after going to Choeung Ek where the audio tour was so informative and so we knew a little of the history, without that we would have had very little knowledge when we... More 

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Address: | Corner of Street 113 & St 350, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855-9-33-88988
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh

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