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Address: 15km southwest of the city, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide...

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i liked the way they have kept up the place. and also the manner in which they have developed the field for the visitors to have a better view of the fields. i disliked the road... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

i liked the way they have kept up the place. and also the manner in which they have developed the field for the visitors to have a better view of the fields. i disliked the road leading up to the fields.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited the killing fields after going to the Genocide museum which is would really recommend. The audio tour is very good and offers extra listening for further information about the site. This is a truly horrific site so not for children. A must when visiting Cambodia. Really makes you reevaluate everything and have so much respect for the Cambodians and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

You need to visit The Killings Fields in order to gain an understanding of the people and history of Cambodia. I could not visit this place again, as it is very confronting and sad. But it is definitely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Usually on a holiday visiting a site such as this may not be high on many people's list. However I highly recommend it, the experience is done in a respectful manner and the radio guide is very easy and interesting to follow. This radio tour is very informative and although it only happened a couple of decades ago, I believe... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My visit to this site will stay with me forever. Its very hard to articulate the emotions raised throughout this visit. Its not an easy place to visit and in fact I had to force myself to continue at some stages. I am glad I did though because I feel in some small way I have listened to the victims... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This place is not for the faint hearted. While many recommended this in conjunction with the Tulol Sleng Genocide museum, we couldnt make it due to shortage of time. If on a tight schedule will still pick this one first and spend some time going through the detailed audio guide. The original buildings were all torn down since the 70s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Growing up in the UK I've never had much exposure to the atrocities which took place in Cambodia in the late 1970s. This was an invaluable experience to learn more about these events. It is worth paying extra for an audio guide or a tour guide. We used the audio guide and found it to be very informative and really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a must do in Phnom Penh. Yes it's upsetting to know what went on here but it did happen. The tour itself was laid out very well and you can take your time to wander around and your not stuck with a group of other people. It was worth a visit as sad as it is.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Like any death camp, it was one of those experiences that you'll never forget. I was actually walking and talking with someone and we noticed where we stopped to chat, there were bones with clothing on them beneath our feet. It really drove the experience home. Everyone needs to see these types of places, as not to allow them to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Now this place looks like a quiet grassy area in the country, until you look closely at some of the fenced off areas. Then you realise that there are still hundreds of human bones being washed up out of the ground when it rains. The large monument, with its thousands of skulls and bones, and the stories of the brutality... More 

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