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The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek)

Address: 15km southwest of the city, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including...
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Ranked #1 of 37 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

There is nothing good to say about this place--it's will remain a monument to extreme evil and senseless brutality. It's probably Asia's version of Auschwitz. The Nazis gassed their victims, these guys beat them to death. Human bones could still be seen showing just above the red soil. People sometimes don't realise that they have just trod on somebody's thigh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This was a confronting experience, but a must-do. The audio tour was very helpful in understanding the area. It was well put-together with first-hand accounts of the atrocities, and the ongoing impacts on people and families. Emotional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Very tranquil and well maintained and a very good audio tour meaning there's no need to hire a tour guide when you are there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Coupled with a visit to Tuol Sleng this gives you a real sense of the horrors of the Pol Pot era in Phnom Penh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The entrance fee of six dollars includes a wonderful audio guide, everyone in the site was walking around in silence looking perplexed, upset and shocked. It really is a visit you must make, to better understand the inhumanity of man. For me, the most moving was realising the "rubbish" on the ground was actually scraps of clothing from the victims... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Don't a number of the former leaders of the US, UK and Australia have a lot to answer for in doing nothing about what was happening here in the 70's?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek) are a way outside Phnom Penh, but on arrival you are struck by the history. Its a small field, an old orchard and an historic Chinese cemetery. An audio tour guides you round the site, to the various locations: the drop-off point, the holding cell, the various unmarked graves. At certain points, you avoid human... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Audio guide was great, really helped with understanding history and getting through difficult material.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I visited the killing fields recently, it was about an hour and bit drive from Phmom Pehn city. This is an absolutely must if visiting phnom Pehn. On arrival all I could see were butterflies of every colour fluttering around the field,it's a truly beautiful sight in an area of such cruelty. Going to the killing fields was one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I too like some was a little apprehensive about visiting this genocide centre but it has been done so beautifully and respectfully. The audio tapes are a very informative and encourages a peaceful silence throughout. You find yourself amongst many in deep thought and it really allows you to take it all in a pay your respects to all those... More 

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