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Address: | Roluos Village, Sangkat Cheung Aek, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: (855) 23 305 371
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Description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
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Very moving and emotional. I liked that visitors where asked to remain silent -- it forces more contemplation and introspection. Just absorb and try to wrap your brain around... read more

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

Very moving and emotional. I liked that visitors where asked to remain silent -- it forces more contemplation and introspection. Just absorb and try to wrap your brain around the tragedy of it all. Save your conversations for later. It's very sad how we humans can treat one another.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Having returned home (and counting Cambodia now as one of my favorite trips and countries), reflected, watched some more documentaries and read some more books, I see that not visiting here would have been a hole in my experience and I am very glad I made the last minute decision to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Cambodian genocide of 2 million people.. Pure Evil and it's a shame the rest of the world really doesn't know too much about it. Must see as it's a huge part of Cambodian history but is very confronting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is about 15 km from the city. On arrival foreigners pay $6 USD for an audio tour headset and you then follow a map around the centre. There are very few buildings left from the killing fields era 1975 to 1979 because they were torn down by locals at the end of the Khmer Rouge reign, and understandably so.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It feels strange to give such a place a 5 Star rating, but it is a very informative place and a place you have to see to believe. The things I have learned about the Khmer Rouge regime both here and at the genocide museum are so horrible, but you have to know them to understand and respect the people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This place has to be seen to be believed and to prevent such atrocities happening again! The audio guide was extremely good and ensured a calm atmosphere as everyone was listening to these and therefore not talking. There were information boards around the place as well but it was the audio guide which really brought this horrific place to life.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The audio guide is wonderful. This is not a site I would recommend visiting with young children in tow. It makes for a somber, reflective visit, but it is vital for those wanting a deeper understanding of Cambodian culture to reflect on this terrible time in history. A visit to Phnom Penh should not be about cheap drinks and good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This audio-guided tour is definitely worth a visit. It's well-designed, well-narrated, poignant, educational, and a must-see. This is a part of history you shouldn't miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This place is so sad and depressing, but is a must see if you visit the area. The guide is very helpful and informative. Well worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This audio tour allows you to stop & start in your own time, the narrator had a beautiful softly spoken voice , It was as if he understood the emotions you were feeling while listening to this story of genocide....A very humbling experience indeed

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Address: | Roluos Village, Sangkat Cheung Aek, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: (855) 23 305 371
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Phnom Penh

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