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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Worth a short visit.

The area is just a small area but there was informative board in English we find it usefuk and informative explaining the history and background of the Khmer Rouge, its leader and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The 'Killing Fields' is a journalistic expression which evokes the Camodian Genocide of Pol Pot. These murders happened everywhere but were concentrated around detention centers. One such detention center was at Thmey Temple and it has become big business for tuk tuk drivers to take tourist there. In fact there is no trace of any detention facilities - just a... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The area is just a small area but there was informative board in English we find it usefuk and informative explaining the history and background of the Khmer Rouge, its leader and atrocities carried out. In the center there is a pagoda structure containing collection of bones and skulls collected by the local in that area. There is a small... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This placed is very near to Angkor Wat but off the beaten track a little. When I visited I asked the tuk tuk driver to take me there first before heading the Angkor Wat. It will only take 40-50 minutes to go around this place. There are information boards in English with photographs explaining the history and the background of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

There is a small tower with human skulls which is a powerful memorial. However, unless I missed something there is not much else there to tell the story of the atrocities that were committed. I found the war museum far more informative.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place is worth a short visit as it is located very near to the ticketing centre for the temples. You do not need to invest a lot of time to get there. This place is usually not included in the itinerary for the temple tours, so if you are hiring a tuk tuk for the day, you will need... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Located along Sivatha Rd (parallel to Charles de Gaulle Rd), I initially failed to find it while on my way to buy my Angkor pass for the next day. Nearing 5pm I gave up and headed to the ticket office (next-day passes are sold from 4:45pm onwards). Quite a crowd getting tickets, but it didn't take long. Tried to locate... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It's on the way to angkor so worth a stop. Gives you valuable insight into the more recent history of cambodia. It's sad and unfair however I admire the spirit of the Khmer people who have moved forward and are focussed on building a better future for themselves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It is very overwhelming but it is the location to one of the most inhumane and important parts of Cambodian history. Very interesting and it should not be missed!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

No one should ever forget what happened in this country and if you don't know the history of the Killing Fields then I urge you to visit. We were quite overwhelmed by this experience, such a sad time in this beautiful country and the rest of the world needs to realise that this can happen again and again and we... More 

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

No visit to cambodia would be complete without visiting these horrendous sites. We visited Cambodia at the start of December as part of a tour group but the itinerary did not include the actual killing fields themselves. This tour had to be organised separately - I really dont know why it was not included as a major tour highlight. People... More 

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