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The Killing Fields (Choeung Ek)

15km southwest of the city, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Ranked #1 of 45 attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Historic Sites
Description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

inspiring true stories and very important spot to visitors. gives an idea of the horrific days here!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Our taxi driver who was a local took us to a shooting range to fire guns before bringing us here, despite the fact that we said we weren't interested. We travelled to Vietnam afterwards and apparently the tours for historical war sites operate in the exact same manner. This makes me question the emotional integrity of this place. The audio... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Difficult to write about this experience without it sounding patronising or trivial. This is a must do and the audio is a perfect way to walk through this site as it allows time for reflection which out of respect is essential. Not much else to say part from please go you won't regret it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

To visit this place is very sad but it gives you a diffent view of what the people endured in a very bad time.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A "Must see" while in Phnom Penh. Well organized audio tour in different languages is included in the entrance price. It's very well explaned what the Khmer Rouge did to the Cambodian people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A great interesting place to go. Gives you an insight into the horror these people went through. Definitely one of the main things to go to in Cambodia.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I spent an afternoon absorbing the history of this place. The headset information gave a valuable insight to everything that happened here. In particular the true stories read out by real people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Like many we were slightly worried about making this visit - too voyeuristic or harrowing? Far from it. If you are in Phnom Penh then it makes perfect sense to go and don't worry you will be made very welcome by the friendly local staff. Terrible things happened here (and in another 300 killing fields) but the well laid out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Tour guide was very informative. Best to go to the Museum first and then to the Killing Fields. Also there is a short video that you can watch at the Killing Fields.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must if you are ever in Phnom Penh. Be prepare though...We were so emotionally drained by the time we finished the walk. It's so heartbreaking to learn how cruel human can be...nevertheless, a huge part of history that we should are learn....

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