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The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek)

15km southwest of the city, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

On my stay in Phnom Penh I booked a tuk tuk ride to the infamous killing fields from my hotel which was easily done.. It took about 40 minutes to get there through the dusty winding roads of Phnom Penh, $6 dollars entry fee & a free headset to guide you around the sacred site.. It's astonishing to listen &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

A very sad look at Cambodias tragic past. Going to the Killing Fields was not high on my list of things to do/see wile in Cambodia but it was one of the more memorable things we saw (and Cambodia is a very exciting place to visit). A 40 minute Tuk Tuk ride from the city center of Phnom Penh cost... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Entry fee was $6 per person, not sure whether it is any different without the audio guide. Most tuk tuk drivers will be able to take you there cheaply and wait around to take you home if you aren't going as part of an organised tour, about 40 mins each way from PP by tuktuk, less by car. Nice grounds,... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We had no idea what to expect when taken here. It appears tranquil and peaceful. The audio commentry as you go around suddenly brings reality to the place as u become aware of how one madman instigated the vicious destruction of millions of men, women and children in the most horrendous manner imaginable. The Cambodians have acknowledged and have not... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The set up of the memorial will really connect you to what happened to this country. It will really give you an appreciation of what afflicted the poor people during the Khmer Rouge reign

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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This all happened on my watch - in my lifetime - and I blanked it. Or maybe it wasn't reported the way it now is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

I knew nothing of Cambodian history so this was all new. It was informative, emotional and shocking. I'd recommend this as the first thing you do as it makes you appreciate this country and it's people and how far they've come in such a short time. In contrast to it's history the area is now full of beautiful flowers and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Killing Fields look like a peaceful and serene park with a lot of trees if you do not know the horrors that happened there. But, as I listened to the audio tour, my heart felt heavier and heavier... The audio tour is indeed excellent because you can go at your own pace, the tone, and the way the story... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I was dreading visiting the Killing Fields because I thought it would be too overwhelming for me to handle. But although I was extremely saddened by what had occurred there, I found it to be an educational and peaceful experience to reflect and pay respects to the dead.The audio tour is fantastic, as you can go at your own pace... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Its history is shocking, but really makes you appreciate that considering how recent the Khmer Rouge was, how the Cambodian people have bounced back. The site itself is a reminder and memorial for the dead, and a warning for the future to never forget.

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