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Wat Thmey(Killing Field)

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #45 of 96 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Canberra, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
16 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is hard to rate this site as excellent" given what it is and represents. But I rate it so to highlight its significance. Whether you are a traveller to Siem Reap for the temples or a backpacker following the nightlife (or both), you can't pretend to enjoy Cambodia without some appreciation of the holocaust they experienced under the KR.... More

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Guri, South Korea
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287 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

CC ( 2014.07.26 ) There was representative about Cambodian sad history with a large-scale massacre about several millions people. This temple was located on the way to Ankor Wat, and small temple. Many skulls was in the tower of glass. I don't know who were in, but I gave silent prayer. I would recommand to visit there, before visiting Ankor... More

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Unlike the one in Phnom Penh, this is quite smaller and have fewer details about the Khmer Rouge. It just show some 15-20 photos of the Polpot Regime and then a pile of human bones inside a glass tube. But it's definitely worth a visit to pay respect to the victims of the KR.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you are expecting the real Killing Fields and a history lesson on Pol Pot and Khmer Rouge you will NOT find it here. The real Killing Fields are in Phnom Penh. Here you will find a 3 meter high glass case with skulls and bones on the property of a modern wat. I've seen a lot of wats during... More

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bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

...it was too difficult to walk around between such horrible stories. The place is full of sadness, but you know almost nothing about Cambodia if you avoid the Killing fields!

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Paranaque, Philippines
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90 reviews 90 reviews
70 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This Killing Fields will tear your heart. Our tour guide, adept in his country's history sometimes was emotional over how Cambodia never learn their lessons. But Cambodia is moving fast forward with Siem Reap being a top 10 tourist destination in the world. Must-visit for all tourists.

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Singapore
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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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17 helpful votes 17 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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