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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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manchester
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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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Lakewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Much, much smaller than Phnom Penh but just as shocking and disturbing. Most every country today has their share of atrocities and Siem Reap is no exception.

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Stockton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our private guide spoke a lot about the history of Cambodia as well as the present day reality for the people of Cambodia. This memorial was not on our itinerary (and it should have been) so our guide was happy to take us when we asked. He told us about his parents' experience during Pol Pot's regime - sad and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Cambodia is a beautiful country with truly beautiful people , but it has had a tragic and tour uterus past that is easy to over look by the common party speaking tourist. There are over 90 'killing fields' site identified around .Cambodia, where in just 4 years Pol Pot and the Kmere Rouge exterminated almost 3 million of their own... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

A small place but enjoyed all the stories, the history and the paintings. Seeing the skulls and bones makes it so real.

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southampton , United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

abit out of the town but its worth a visit, has a very interesting building which gives an account of a personal experience during Khmer rouge era, also has information boards about the same time and a stupa filled with bones from those murderous years

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