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Wat Thmey(Killing Field)

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #49 of 97 attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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70 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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21 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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