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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Wat Thmey started of as a school. When the Khmer Rouge ravaged the country, it was seized and turned into a prison and execution centre, Siem Reap’s Killing Fields. Walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This site deserves your attention; it's historical and religious value offer great insight to the Khmer Rouge era and how Cambodia has been healing ever since. Free, but a donation would be nice. Part of a growing effort of Cambodia to memorialize and remember history & culture. ****Please please please stop taking/don't take selfies in front of the pagoda of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Wat Thmey started of as a school. When the Khmer Rouge ravaged the country, it was seized and turned into a prison and execution centre, Siem Reap’s Killing Fields. Walking through these doors put chills through my bones. Have you seen the acclaimed film The Killing Fields? It’s based on a true story between two journalist caught in an era... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Located not far from Angkor Wat, this is not a site for the faint of heart. The collections of human skulls and pictures show firsthand the horrors of what took place here and across the country under the Khmer Rouge regime. As others have stated, there isn't alot of to see overall but there are photos with short stories in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were a bit disappointed with this place. There were just 4 buildings that looked like they were just being used a s storage - didn't know if we were supposed to go inside or not. There were a few boards outside which told first hand accounts of people who experienced the trauma of losing loved ones, which although sad,... More 

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Vientiane Province, Laos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This place shows the pain of Cambodian who experienced torture during the reign of Polpot, if you can see yourself the equipments used, it's hard to believe that the one who is torturing them is their own country men, you can see and feel the history of Cambodia in this place, a good place to visit to know a gimps... More 

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manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This place is mainly four beautiful buildings. With one small glass case holding a few remains of victims. Theres is budda in another building. Theres is plenty of posts from victims telling thier stories. Must visit if only for 5mins because "lest we forget"

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Walking through the killing fields and listening to the commentary at each point was very very sad......people who were brought here to there death for no reason at all....The savage and cruel brutality of the Khmer Rouge is almost unbelievable....I did not visit the tree where the babies were killed as it was to upsetting having listened to the comentary... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is well worth the visit. The temple was the site of one of many killing fields but some in our group were expecting to see a field. In fact, the temple itself was used to round up people and murder them because the walls of the temple made it easy to contain the people. There is a memorial containing... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Wat Thmey is much smaller and more easily accessible than the killing fields of Phnom Penh. The whole compound doesn't take more than 5-10 minutes to walk through but there are informational signs recounting the atrocities that the wonderful people of Cambodia suffered. Worth a stop if you are passing by from Angkor Wat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Hubby and I have always wanted to visit - you can feel the sadness and unnecessary suffering of an evil dictator, Pol Pot. Our personal guide was very informative and I can't imagine what it must have been like to live through and under the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

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Address: Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Location: Asia  >  Cambodia  >  Siem Reap Province  >  Siem Reap

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