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The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek)

15km southwest of the city, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #2 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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Vientiane, Laos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

i like it that we all have an audio kit to walk around and learn about cambodian at our own pace. I learned a lot about the tragic history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very moving but yet so important to visit. Thinking about my experience there I am a little lost for words. I just walked around the fields taking in all the guided talk and didn't mutter a word.

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Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Choeung Ek was horrifying because of the sheer scale of evil that happened there, but it is a must if you are in the PP area. The entrance fee is 6 USD. There is an audio-guided tour so one can go through at one's own pace, especially important with the translations of testimony of survivors. It is done in a... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a very somber place where one learns about all the people who lost their lives during the Pol Pot Khmer Rouge regime. Is a must see if you visit Cambodia.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Killing Fields are a must see while in Cambodia as it helps to understand what the Cambodian people have gone through. You get an audio guide which gives you info about what has happened. Unfortunately, you do not get background information (e.g. Unless you knew before you will leave without knowing what circumstances led to the Khmer Rouge taking... More

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Siasconset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It's hard to write a review about a place that contains such devastatingly sad memories. On our way back to the hotel in our tuk tuk, we were so affected by our visit that we had little to say.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Killing fields are one of the places which will change your view of the world. To see it on your own eyes, walking through that very place where the unthinkable atrocities had happen. I remained speechless for the rest of the day. It fills you up with sadness and desperation, but when you'll go through this, you'll be encouraged not... More

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have to admit that prior to spending this month in Cambodia, I didn't know the history very well. I think the history is so complex that it was hard for me to wrap my brain around it. This, however, really solidified for me the horrors faced by the Khmer people during the Khmer Rouge. In high school and college... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The entrance is $6 per person but this includes a very good headset audio guide which is very good and thought provoking. The grounds are beautifully kept. We found it to be quite busy the day we were there but this is not such a big problem. We came via tuktuk - be warned half an hr journey on very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A must see to understand Cambodia. In the beginning I was not interested but my husband insisted. After visiting, I had to thank him as I could understand Cambodia history in a deeper way

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