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The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek)

15km southwest of the city, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #3 of 47 Attractions in Phnom Penh
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This was the best site we visited in Phnom Penh. The audio tour was well done, and we learned a lot. It is a must see while in Phnom Penh, though very sad.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It's a bit hard to rate something like this, I think it was dome well as a memorial. The audio stories Argos to clarify exactly what happened here.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The taped guides and the whole feeling of the place and the order of what you experience leads to the very solemn stupa which conatins the skulls of some of those killed there.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A visit to here is something you have to do in PP to appreciate the history of Cambodia.. Very chilling account of those troubled times. The self guided audio sets are very good to follow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

As expected as a reminder of one of the world's most horrific eras. Clear audioguide in English (no extra charge) an advantage. Journey there not the smoothest - roads from either direction in poor condition. Although we saw many arrive by tuk tuk it is not an option us oldies would have happily taken - life was bumpy enough inside... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A must see for all travellers to Cambodia, to know what actually happened is a tragedy all people should be made aware of

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Very tragic what happened but historically important! A must see for every traveller. We were impressed with the way the Cambodian government has presented the field to the public. It is a sad but serene place for reflection.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I wasn't too sure about this but am so glad we went, it isn't a trip you will forget. Make sure you get the audio tour on headphones and walk all around the lake. This is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The place was eerie all throughout. You can visualize the massacre unfold as you watch the video, the remains of clothes, bones, and burial sites. You can also see the different ways of how the Khmer Rouge committed genocide. Harrowing experience. I suggest you get the tape to hear a narration about each spot in the field.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The audio guide was excellent. Mr 9 and Mr 7 listened very well, and took it all in. Mr 7 did not want to go into the Supta where the bones lie, but other than that, it was not too distressing, and an important part of Cambodian history - we must never forget the evil deeds of the mad men... More

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