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Wat Thmey (Killing Fields)

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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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we had a guide that told us the history ans stories from the killing fields and the surrounding area, absolutely devestating, so sad

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Sally J
Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we had a guide that told us the history ans stories from the killing fields and the surrounding area, absolutely devestating, so sad

Thank Sally J
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally unkept looks like a tip where is the respect for the victims. No way is this a tourist attraction most of the photos on display are completely Faded. Rubbish everywhere cheap stalls trying to sell to limited tourists. Just down the road Angkor Wok have doubled entrance fee $37 one day plus minimum $15 tuk tuk you will need... More 

Thank 842colin
Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is only worth visiting if you are not going to the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh. Fairly commercialized and no opportunity to absorb the gravity and seriousness of what took place. I did enjoy the large photographs that were on display in the street next door - look for them

Thank Chris P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is show us about people who were killed during the civil war (1975-1979). There are histories and some skulls/broken bones.

Thank Reak S
Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Helps you appreciate the Khmer Rouge regime and how it impacted so many people in Cambodia. Worth a visit and emotional insight into Cambodian history.

Thank RobBurrows
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is not for people with a faint heart. There is a stupa where human skulls are kept which were killed during Khmer Rouge era. There is good collection of old photographs form the Khmer Rouge period. The entrance is free and the place is lively because of Buddhist flags and smiling monks in the area.

Thank utkarsh516
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour is not for the faint-of-heart. A tower of skulls is at the entrance to the area, and human bones are strewn around the property. It is nauseating but necessary to understand the horrors of the Khmer Rouge.

Thank Andrea W
Bridgetown, Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a fairly short visit to a site that is conveniently located. Entrance is free and offers enlightening information on what transpired in the seventeen.

Thank 232DeanM
Cobh Co. Cork Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The crushing despair of Cambodia's tragic recent history is brought to bear on ones conscience by a visit to the Killing Fields. It will bring you to tears, it will exasperate and shock any visitor. But it is one of the most sobering, educational and moving experiences you will ever undertake. We owe it to ourselves to the people of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visually there isn't much to see. When you arrive and purchase a ticket you will receive a headphone set and you can listen to the audio tour (included in price and recommended). But I'd say this is a must see attraction to learn about the brutal history of this place.

Thank Steph R

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