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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Grim and sad reality check visit

Anyyone who has seen the killing fields can equate that movie to the memorial stupa at this wat. It was estimated that 2 million or 30% of the population died due to torture and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a small, active pagoda, not just a tourist site. You'll see where monks live, wash their clothes, teach. And you'll see Cambodian beggars, usually displaying their handicapped children in an effort to get a few dollars to help in their care. (Go ahead and toss a few dollars in their tins.) It's also a small memorial to those... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place really is not done well. The central platform with the bones is disturbing, but the place is really haphazard - nothing at all what I expected.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

General modern temple site with a shrine with sculls and bones and some bill board where the history is explained. However that you could and should have read in advance and is easily accessible via internet. Great great respect for their sufferings but the site itself was a bit disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Such a good display for everyone to see just what took place 1958-1962 (I think) barbaric it was. Worse than Hitler killing the Jewish people. Took a lot of courage to air this to theublic. Wonderful people the Cambodians .lets hope this never happens again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Everyone should visit this place. But the reason why I gave a low score was I wish there was more information. They had boards of information, but, if I didn't know anything about the history this wouldn't give me enough info about what happened and the history behind it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is important that the truth be told and we be open in talking. Others had advised for this not to be spoken of however the reality is, the people do talk about this part of their history and encourage it. Be prepared for some confronting images.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Anyyone who has seen the killing fields can equate that movie to the memorial stupa at this wat. It was estimated that 2 million or 30% of the population died due to torture and atrocities of the Khmer Rough. This is a grim and sad reminder of those days. Every Cambodian we spoke to have stories to tell of those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I remember the Killing Fields from my childhood, evenings in front of the television screen (perhaps I was not your typical child) and from the movie, this memorial to the victims is a chilling reminder of those times, if you are visiting Siem Reap, you should visit and pay your respects to the missing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A sad place to visit, but it is informative and interesting. They offer headsets in your chosen language to guide you through the fields, so no tour guide necessary. I think it was $6 admission fee for foreigners. There's also a 15 minute video showing frequently and a small museum. We were there for about 1.5 hours. It took about... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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

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