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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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Moving, but disappointing

Although I wouldn't have missed a visit to the Killing Fields, I was disappointed that there weren't more authentic buildings on the site. I had read the history first so relied... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Although I wouldn't have missed a visit to the Killing Fields, I was disappointed that there weren't more authentic buildings on the site. I had read the history first so relied on the free audio tape rather than a tour guide. Go early in the morning before the tour buses arrive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Of course, you should not expect to have fun there, but you will certainly look at the country with another eyes when you go out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yes, the majority of structures are destroyed and it requires some emotional strength to get through listening to the stories told, but I think that it is necessary for people to visit in order to educate themselves and help to try and prevent future atrocities. The audio guide (included in the $6 entry fee) was surprisingly well done with lots... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Yes I became teary eyed, but that's about it. Of course it is history and worth a visit. Most of the structures were completely destroyed so that was a bummer. The video tour was very poorly done, and the audio tour keeps repeating the same info. I think they can market it differently.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This one will hit you hard. The pictures and stories told are intense but its important to understand about this recent part of history its fascinating as well. Take the time to visit and learn all about the genocide its a very real and large part of cambodian history. I suggest going with a guide because they can give you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Much has been said in previous reviews about what this place is like and all I can do is agree. To be able to get up so close and personal with where these atrocities happened is quite incredible - it makes it all very real and you can't help but be moved by it. To know that the history is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very informative on what went on back then during the Khmer Rouge, how they treated their own kind and how they made them live in very cramped areas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Although it isn't easy to spend a day learning about genocide it is something you must do while in Phnom Phen. This place will give you a true understanding of Cambodias history and the struggle to rebuild. It's crazy that this happened only 35-40 years ago. The audio tour is great abs you come away with a lot more knowledge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Walking through the centre is an incredibly emotional experience when you think of the horror of what happened here, however, you owe it to those who died to pay respect to their suffering in visiting the centre. Take your time and remember the past and allow it to make you all the more determined that horrors like these never happen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You cant come to Cambodia without visiting here, seeing and hearing the attrocities that happened to such humbble people in a beautiful country.

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

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