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Wat Thmey(Killing Field)

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #51 of 104 attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you have some extra time, it's good to drop by this place to understand more of Cambodia's history. The photos that are displayed are heart wrenching.

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Toronto
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

While I sit here and write this review, a slight chill fills the air. This is a vital piece of history in what the Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge did to the people of Cambodia. The audio commentary provided by one of the survivors tells a chilling story of events that unfolded here. From the prison camps to one... More

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Osoyoos, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

If you have an extra 15 mins and a few dollars for a tuk tuk, you might aswell go here, but dont be suprised at what you see. - a memorial with skulls, very sad - a sign with info on what happened -cambodians begging for money -a guy holding a baby with an enlarged head possibly a brain tumor... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

You have to visit here while in Siem Reap, its unbelievable history that you must see and hear for yourself. Its hard to believe what happened here, within most of our lifetimes as its so beautiful and teaming with life.

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Sydney
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I reluctantly visited the "killing fields" but decided that it would be silly not to go & pay my respects whilst visiting Siem Reap. It is rather confronting, but I felt that it was worth the trip, seeing as it wasn't too hard to get to. An interesting way to get an insight to what those poor Cambodians endured under... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

located very close to downtown, outdoors place next to a temple, showing a piece of Cambodian time and how they suffered, there is a glass room full of sculls and bones, disturbing if you have children. it is a must see place if you are in Siem Reap

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Los Angeles, California
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17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I became interested in visiting Cambodia after seeing the Killing Fields movie. After watching the movie, I read more about the country, it's unfortunate past, but I also learned about its beautiful history, beautiful culture, and beautiful temples. There is a small shrine/ossuary, and next to it, pictures of people during this unfortunate era. Although it's a small shrine, it... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Wat Thmey is about three blocks west of Charles de Gaulle Road, the main highway from Siem Reap to Cambodia, on the northern outskirts of SR. It is an easy stopover to or from the temples. It is a small exhibit that charges no admission. There's a large ossuary that is quite sobering. I paid attention to a detailed photographic... More

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is a very important and must see location to visit to pay your respects to those lost. It's on the way back from Angkor Wat so you can ask your driver to stop here as it's quite close to the city. There are some photographs to contemplate and the pagoda to see also. My only disappointment was some other... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

This site represents a really important and tragic part of Cambodia's history so, in my mind, one of those must-see sites. It's not large but it is confronting, especially the display of real skulls including some which were cracked giving an idea of the awful way they died. There are also real photos from that period. I read the book... More

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