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Address: | Corner of Street 113 & St 350, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone Number: +855-9-33-88988
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This former torture and detention center is now a museum dedicated to the...

This former torture and detention center is now a museum dedicated to the victims of the Khmer Rouge.

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This museum celebrates a sad time in Cambodia's history.

Lynn and I visited the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum recently which is also known as S21. The museum is in an old school which became the detainment center for the prisoners of the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Lynn and I visited the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum recently which is also known as S21. The museum is in an old school which became the detainment center for the prisoners of the genocide that occurred between 1977 and 1979. On the walls are photographs of all of the prisoners as well as cells exactly as they were left after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Given the subject matter, this is very tastefully managed. You come away humbled by the horrendous experiences of those who had the misfortune to be sent here. Excellent audio tour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Again, I couldn't give this place an excellent review, as I feel it would cheapen the experience. It is also an audio tour with stops along the way and many stories. I found that after walking around through the museum, that listening to some of the stories was actually a comfort. This place saw such horrors and atrocities. But this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we been in Phnom pehn for 4 day of our vacation after visiting in siem reap .And we been in Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum it was an interesting .

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Thank johannamatti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The experience of Tuol Sleng or S-21 is a moving reminder of Cambodia's recent challenging past. I wouldn't recommend a visit for young children but teenagers would be fine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would recommend you visit here before the Genocide Center as I done the center first it was okay but would of fitted in better had we came here first. Be prepared for this place the rooms and pictures are very graphic and thought provoking, As you walk you get an feeling of how it was less than 40 years... More 

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Thank SteveJ09
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must see in Phnom Penh. It is very confronting particularly as it happened not that long ago and there are still survivors. You may get to see them at the end of the tour. Hire the audio as it is well worth it and don't be afraid to sit outside if it gets too much for you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a great piece of history, we learned so much regarding that dark stage of Cambodia and it helps to sympathize with the people and try to understand them more. it could be better maintained since its showing its age

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was completely unprepared for the impact that this museum would have on me. To have the atrocities that were committed by the Khmer Rouge thrust into your face in such a direct and forceful way, takes the wind right out of you. It is difficult to believe that humans thought up, and committed, these atrocities. There are sections where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Before we visited we didn't know much about the history or the regime. The museum gave a good account of what actually happened to the prisoners and what was happening in Cambodia at the time.

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