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Address: 15km southwest of the city, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide...

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This was a sight I'd known very little of.

Like any death camp, it was one of those experiences that you'll never forget. I was actually walking and talking with someone and we noticed where we stopped to chat, there were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Like any death camp, it was one of those experiences that you'll never forget. I was actually walking and talking with someone and we noticed where we stopped to chat, there were bones with clothing on them beneath our feet. It really drove the experience home. Everyone needs to see these types of places, as not to allow them to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Wished it was kept more like it was with more remains to be seen so one can fully experience the tragedy that occurred at this place. Overall, an invaluable audio tour is provided at extra cost and you should take it. Don't miss it if you go to Phnom-Penh area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went there with a local guide who was very knowledgeable. We saw lots of mass graves where adults, children and babies were murdered and buried there. There's a shrine there that was built not long ago to remember those that were transported there to be killed brutally. You can see the hundreds of skulls displayed in the shrine.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Choeung Ek was much less haunting than S-21, as the buildings that formerly housed inmates or tools are no longer standing. It is an open field, pond, and series of trails surrounding the monument (so it is real hot, go early in the day or under cloud cover). The audiotape was an effective way of educating visitors, it was personal,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The killing fields are a must visit. Especially in combination with the genocide museum (not on the same day, that too much sadness). The audiotour gives a very beautiful image of the horrible history that took place there. The area looks very peaceful now.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Reminder of horros that should never happen again. Its been over 30 years and the dead still cry out. They've cleaned it up , but you can still feel the horrendous things that happened. The begging children remind you that the devastation still exists and Americans aided the Khmer rouge (unknowingly) by supporting and giving him money. Sad and necessary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

it is a sad place to visit but is a very moving experience. Nice and clean and tidy, and loads of information on what happened there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a place where many hundreds of lives were taken by the K R. This is not a pleasant place to visit. It is a place that while in PP that is a must experience. There is a museum on property. It truly helps one get a better sense of that atrocities that took place here.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Touring this is a sobering experience. History occurred here in our lifetime. Spend the time to do the electronic walking tour. Expect to spend several hours to gain the full experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is a part of Cambodian history that all ( except the very young) should experience. It is an important history lesson. It is also a reminder of other global atrocity locations.

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