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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Street 113, Boeng Keng Kang, Phnom Penh 3, Cambodia
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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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This place is a must-visit for anybody remotely interested in Cambodian history. So haunting and such a valuable lesson to be learnt. I just came back from a 3 months long backpacking trip and this is definitely one of the most memorable "attraction" (it is depressing to even call it as such).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I liked how you can walk wherever and experience the sad history of the Khmer Rouge and the genocide they committed against their own people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It's an incredible place to learn from, so rich and steeped in history. It's heart breaking and really makes you think about Cambodia's past and how it has influenced its landscape today. If you can't make it to the killing fields, I would definitely recommend coming here.

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Very sad, continues showing the horrors of the KR. I was surprised, there was a movement for not just S21 but also memorials all over the world including ones i've visited in Japan. I would recommend if you can appreciate this type of museum. I went on my own, and had a better understanding than with a guide. Plenty of... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Went there with my camera as always and but took only few shoots. Blood stains still on floors and walls. Sad and touching, def not a place to go with kids.

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Ballarat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Spent an hour or so there recently. Do make sure you hire a guide at the gate. Our guide explained in detail what we were looking at and willingly answered any questions. It is a terrible place, but I can see why they operate it as a museum. So we never forget the terrible things that happened and thus ensure... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This place is full of history and sadness.looking at the old photos and the description really clouded my mind with sadness and remorse .it is real sad what evil a human can do to another in the name of patriotism..Do visit killing fields before coming here .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A great little tour to the past - unbelievable what they did to people there. A good lesson about a bad mistake not to be repeated anywhere!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's a shame that more money hasn't been out into the museum! But seeing the prison in almost the same condition it was in during the war was eye opening! Some of the rooms were closed off for renovation which can only be a good thing... The photographs of the inmates along with the stories is harrowing, take water it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A " must see " if interested in the recent history of Cambodia . We visited after The Killing Fields and it helped complete the loop of the story of detention and killing. The buildings are run down and , in part , barricaded by barbed wire , so amble through at your own pace. There are many photos of... More

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