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An impressive Buddhist temple and a remembrance place as well

Wat Thmei is situated next to our hotel, Pavillon Indochine, so logic pointed us first thing to visit this temple. Wat Thmei is not only a beautiful temple, to be recommended for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wat Thmei is situated next to our hotel, Pavillon Indochine, so logic pointed us first thing to visit this temple. Wat Thmei is not only a beautiful temple, to be recommended for a visit, but also a place of remembrance of the black period in Cambodian history: The Khmer Rouge regime. In the Wat Thmei complex is a shrine and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a small area, think one quarter of a Soccer field and all concrete and flat. There is a shrine to the killing fields and those who lost their lives during the Khmer Rouge. The educational board posted around the site are interesting along with the many graphic pictures and actual human remains. Take a moment, pay your respect...... More 

Thank TryppAdams
Naples FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a Westerner, our mainstream media tends to ignore the events that take place in other parts of the war. After the Viet Nam War Americans ignored the mass killings commited by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia that wiped out 1.3 million people in mass killings of the educated class (men, women and children) plus another 1.7+ million that were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been here twice and both times, I've been moved to tears. The first time, I had a local guide show me through the site and explain in detail how the site was divided up into housing compound; killing area; burial sites and more. It's not an easy location to visit but if you have an interest in the... More 

Thank ulric2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I like the fact that there is a monument and the intent behind it - lest we forget - but its all a bit tired and quite limited. I think they could make more of it. Interesting to read peoples stories. Quite moving and the shrine of bones makes you think about what went on here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this place quite and humble, you can really take time out to think about the history of Cambodia. I would defiantly recommend the s21 prison first then straight to here. If you enjoy history, don't miss this.

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Mobberley, Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not for me to criticise this exhibit but it is a small and fitting tribute. It is also free to view. I understand from research that there are over 300 'killing fields' in Cambodia and this is one of the smaller ones. It is worth going to pay ones respects but dont miss the exhibition in Phnom Penh.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This will be a strange review because of the subject matter but... The site seems to be down-sizing and changing the gratuitous aspect of itself. The photographs (which were haunting) have been replaced with amateurish paintings. The mounds of skulls and bones have been removed and only a small memorial in the middle of the site has any of that... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

l visited without mentally preparing for the experience; it hit me hard. there are billboards with personal accounts by survivors, descriptive narratives, and pictures of victims and culprits on site. a stupa houses the remains of some victims (and offerings in the form of money).

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A brief visit to the Killing Field at Wat Thmey gave us the realization of the dark past of recent Cambodian history. Merely 40+ years, millions of innocent people were killed because of political reason. The country is recovering from its past. Hopefully, the present leadership is wise enough not to commit the same mistake. The skulls is a symbol... More 

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