Wat Thmey (Killing Fields)

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Matias V
Espoo, Finland392 contributions
Moving place
Dec 2019 • Family
Some had taken a guide, we just walked through reading stories. Some pictures and artifacts were a bit too much for the youngest of our children, but luckily they could not read the stories. A place worth the visit, but maybe not for the most sensitive people. But that’s the idea I guess. If history is like it is, it should be presented as it was.
Written October 18, 2020
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SteveRDay
Alvechurch, UK131 contributions
Fascinating.
Mar 2020
I believe the main killing fields museum is in Phnom Penh with several smaller museums throughout Cambodia. It only takes an hour or so to see the museum but that's enough time to learn of the attrocities that Pol Pot and his comrades were guilty of, on a par with any evil committed throughout history anywhere in the world.
Written April 22, 2020
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Pwncjn1
Cambridge, UK190 contributions
Moving & thought provoking
Mar 2020
Not a large content to view, but moving tales from people who survived the PolPot regime some shocking torture took place and that someone could this to another human being.
Written March 13, 2020
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mcleodalimc
Anlaby, UK563 contributions
Paying for the guide is worth it
Feb 2020
There isn’t a huge amount of content here but unless you are an expert on the history paying the little bit extra for the guide to give you the history is worth it to put it into context. There was maybe a little too much detail in his talk as mere tourists rather than Khmer history buffs but it did really to add to the visit, not pleasant but eye opening and especially when the last survivor is there with the book of his battle for justice.
Written March 10, 2020
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Lydia P
Bodrum, Turkey26 contributions
Very Moving
Feb 2020
We felt being in Siem Reap it was important to learn about the history of the area. Very moving and shocking to learn about methods of torture. Honoured to have met a survivor from whom we bought his book which he signed
Written March 10, 2020
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Maxima S
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
The Triumph of the Human Spirit
Feb 2020
At first, I had hesitation visiting the place as this could be very emotional for me, however since this is history , this will be just like reading a book, so I went with my group. It was all so sad from the very start but after seeing and reading the story of this boy my heart sank furthermore. At the end of the tour, I realized that this man selling his book was that boy in the painting. He lived to tell his tale and I could'nt stop my tears and ended up sobbing to this testimony of the triump of the human spirit.
Written February 28, 2020
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RussT6
Radcliffe, UK404 contributions
A must go
Feb 2020 • Friends
Not big but extremely interesting and informative. It's very sad when you see the reality of the war on the citizens of this lovely nation.
Written February 26, 2020
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chianning
Malaysia10 contributions
Learn their history
Jan 2020
We had so much fun visiting the temples!!
The second day we were introduced with this killing field by our tour guide.
My dad knows well about the history of Cambodia, but my mum, me and my sis dont have any clue about it...
We learnt what happened, we see the tortures through painting, and we talked to a survivor.
It was a sad place to visit, but its so worth it.

I wouldn't had know the Cambodia's sad history if I didnt visited this place.

May they all rest in peace
Written February 25, 2020
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Bonnie S
Chilliwack, Canada1,472 contributions
Met a survivor
Feb 2020 • Couples
There were many pictures of the horror. Bones were also displayed prominently. The only survivor of this event was selling a book at the end of tour.
Written February 23, 2020
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Steviep
Blackburn, UK6 contributions
Well worth a visit
Feb 2020
I discovered this by accident while out walking. This is a much smaller version of the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh, but it is very informative of the events. There is a small entrance fee of $3 per person which is very reasonable. I spent around 45 minutes here which was enough time to see everything, including the small temple.
Written February 17, 2020
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