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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Went to The Killing Fields by tuk tuk, 15USD round trip from hotel (The Teahouse) 6USD entry which includes audio tour. Tour was very interesting about the history of what took place there, defiantly worth a visit.

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hampshire, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The whole experience is pretty traumatic but equally something everyone should experience. Without learning about past horrors how can we Learn to not make the same mistakes again? It taught me so much that I didn't know and is set out in a journey. You follow the path around with headphones which tell you different stories and historical facts as... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

...chances are you will be too numb for much else. A very real way of getting an appreciation of what many people think of in pure statistical terms. This personalises the atrocity. I visited S-21 and Choeung Ek in the same day (and in that order) - they really need to be done together Prepare yourself for a harrowing experience... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Killing Fields were something of great interest of us and we found this visit extremely rewarding. We learnt new things and liked the fact they we were able to walk around at our own pace with headsets in order to have an individual experience. It cannot be described as a 'nice' place to visit, but for those interested in... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Very informative and can cater for any language set so help you understand exactly what happened during this time in Cambodia's history.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Another sad place but a must see. Humbling to walk around and get a sense of things that should just not happen anymore. Great place for awareness of Cambodia's history. I wouldnt go taking any selfies with skulls like an American tourist I quietly told off...

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had a tour guide who told his story along with the facts of what happened during the Khmer rouge time. It's unbelievable that so many people died whilst the world looked on. Very emotional tour where you can still see in the pits and on the walking trail bits of clothing and bone fragments for the over 300 people... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Really an education ! we did the audio tour which gave you stops and a talk of each location, really a harrowing account of things that took place, Very peaceful and by the lake very picturesque, but nothing can prepare you for what you listen to or see in the museum, very overwhelming,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Its not for the faint hearted. But it does give a picture of the brutality of the Khmer rouge. Kudos to the government for preserving and maintaining this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The reign of the Khmer Rouge was brutal and horrific. The Choeung Ek memorial is a powerful reminder of the depredations one human can force on others. I did not take the narrated tour but rather visited with a local guide. Do not expect high production values on the film or on the exhibits. The site is well worth visiting... More

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