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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 124 things to do 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 February 28, 2015 NEW

I learnt about the history and hope this will never happen again it was a very sad place to visit as you could see other visitors very distort and crying it also left a very strange feeling that stayed with you for a few days and other people that had visited there said the same thing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

First start with what I disliked: The events between 1975 and 1979. It's absolutely terrible that this is even a place that is worth going to. If you don't know what this is, I suggest you spend 10 minutes, head over to wikipedia, and understand the terrible things that were done here under Pol Pot. That being said... What I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It was a chilling reminder that sometimes the world can just shut their eyes to evil. It gave me much respect for the khymer people who managed to survive and start over. They still have a long road ahead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Not much you can say without seeming banal. Yes, it's full of tourists - and than can jar when you think what went on here. Yes, some of the "exhibits" have a grotesqueness that goes way beyond unsubtle. But when all said and done, a quiet walk around leaves you getting your own life challenges into a proper perspective. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Anyone who travels to Phnom Penh MUST see the "Killing Fields". The entity who runs the site did an excellent job. With the small entrance fee, you are provided with an audio system that follows a numbered system around the site. The recordings are very in-depth which include survivors personal accounts. The way it is done allows the tourists to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It was sad to learn of the history of Choeung Ek. But it does remind us of our duty as humans. Do not need tour guides to go to this place. They have a very useful hand held tour guide.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It isnt a happy place to visit , but helps to understand the cruelty thay was carried out . Not too many people are aware what happend in that error , but it was terrible . The audio tapes help to relay the story. Either before or after , visit the genocide museum S 21 . This also explains the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It was a difficult place to go to but all of the visitors behaved with much respect. It was a very peaceful place to visit and contemplate the horrific things that went on there during my life time. So glad we went and shared our pictures on FB.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We first went to the prison and after that the killing fields. The story is very impressive, because not a lot is know by foreigners. There is a great audio tour and you can walk around as long as you want.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A trip to The Killing Fields is a great way of learning about the horrific events that took place there not long ago. The headphones guiding you as you walk through the area will definitely make an impact on you, and they make you picture the gruesome scenery in which so many innocent people got their lives ended.

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