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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Go to Teoul Sleng, the Kmer Rouge torture prison instead. It is very, very moving. There is nothing to see at the Killing Fields except for a bored looking cow in the adjacent field and a modern small building with bones in it

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a must see in Phnom Penh. It is a somber place; quiet, reflective, and thought provoking. The audio tour is a must, and it is very well done. It is a tasteful memorial to an awful time in Cambodian history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I don't think I can begin to explain how I felt after leaving the killing fields. It is emotionally draining to hear the stories and see for yourself the horrifying history of the Khmer Rouge regime. We had a tour guide take us around and as you hear the stories and walk over the many bones that are lining the... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We went here after the prison. Very moving, given that bones and clothes are still being exposed everytime it rains. Extremely comprehensive audio tape, which everyone has and ensures quietness.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The killing fields are a shocking place to visit but afterwards you feel like you have a small understanding of what when on to these people.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

nothing went wrong, just so sad to see the events that had happened in the past. Worth a visit but not entertaining

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Not something to do for fun. But for understanding. The harsh reality of man's inhumanity to man stares you in the face.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

To be honest I didn't really want to go here. It is tragic somber place. There are no structures left from the era, just the Shrine containing the skulls and bones. And still plenty of bone and cloth coming to the surface after heavy rain. A horrible reminder of the evil and suffering mankind can inflict on his fellow people.

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A place which is quiet and relax. A device is provided to play a audio of history as you walk around the area, it tells what had happened at every area.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Although this day is upsetting, it is vital in learning about Cambodia and the atrocities faced under Pol Pot. Get there early to begin before the coaches of tourists come. The walking audio tour is fantastic. Spend the time listening to all the extra tracks, it really gives you a fantastic understanding.

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