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The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek)

15km southwest of the city, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including...
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Ranked #3 of 46 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

If you are in Phnom Penh, do not hesitate to visit this place. You will not see much as all the buildings were destroyed after the genocide was over but it is still pretty much enough. This is not a sightseeing, this is the place where you will learn about the tragical history, killing, torturing, genocide and all the disgusting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A very sad outing, but a must do. The atrocities committed by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge are horrifying, and it is important for the world to learn about it. A heads up - an audio tour (which was offered in about 10 different languages) is included in the entrance fee; for those who are traveling as a family,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

While the content matter isn't easy to hear, it provides a unique insight into the Cambodian Khmer Rouge and is definitely worth a visit. You should be able to hire a tuk tuk to do both The Killing Fields and the Genocide museum for approximately $15 US.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit given the opportunity. This is one of hundreds of killing fields around Cambodia that features numerous atrocities carried out by the Khmer Rouge. The centre piece is a memorial containing rows of skulls of some of the victims. The site is carefully laid out along a path that takes you to various locations besides the mass... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I took the normal ticket that provided an audio tape and a small map that was easy to follow (mine was in English though several languages were availabe). The audio tour and map was well put together and my audio was very clear and educational. It was chilling to learn about the history of so much pointless mass killing and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I was truly moved by my visit to Choeung Ek. I had known a fair amount about Pol Pot and the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge regime but it was only after visiting that I was able to begin to understand the true horror of what happened. What was particularly touching was when our tuk tuk driver told us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

First off, don't waste money on a group tour booking. We looked at one which would be $45pp and are so glad we didn't. We got a tuk tuk from the hotel ourselves which cost $15 return and on arrival got the audio tour for $6. Saved a lot of money and the experience was much better. The audio tour... More

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Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Not a trip for those seeking a fun excursion but a educational must in order to understand Cambodian history and Cambodia today. The inhumanity of the Khmer Rouge beggars belief.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Visited this and got told we would need no more than an hour and a half. Allow longer as you the audio guide is amazing to listen to and sometimes you just need to stop to comprehend what the Khmer Rouge actually did to these innocent people. strongly advise to use the audio guide. This site is well signposted and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Unlike a visit to auschwitz, the killing fields don't have any buildings to walk through or exhibits to see. These were all cleared as soon as possible. The fields are definitely still worth the trip though as the history there is incredible. The audio tour is the best I've ever had and is simple to follow around the fields. I... More

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