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Wat Thmey (Killing Fields)

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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Sombre spot in the middle of such beauty

We were visiting with a woman who told me she'd spent a week picking up bones in the nearby killing fields with her class and placing them here. I asked her if we could see it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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50 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a heartbreaking knowing what happened to this country and the people. However this is just a small killing field compare to in Phnom phen. The saddest part was not only what happened here but how this attraction was not taken care off. I believe this could be another great attraction in Siam Rep if the conservation were done a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting with a woman who told me she'd spent a week picking up bones in the nearby killing fields with her class and placing them here. I asked her if we could see it. It's an older temple that has been filled with skulls---the simple, improvised resting place of so many victims in the midst of some of... More 

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A miss match of Wat Thmeys' splendour, the calmness of the court yard and the plaster casts of human remains within the Pagoda pull your mind, heart and soul in multiple directions simultaneously. This may not be to everyone's taste, but for my friend and I it would not have felt right not visiting a site that allowed us time... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately Cambodia has been through decades of unrest. The Khmer Rouge were responsible for 2 million deaths from execution and starvation. It is important people know this story.

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1 Thank RobertsonsPerthAu
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wat Thmei is a memorial to the 8000 Cambodians who died in that spot. Entering the humble temple I could sense the spirits of the horrible past and feel the resilience of the present Cambodian people. It is important as a visitor to pay homage to this past in a spiritual sense.

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1 Thank Judi S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go make sure you get the audio guide. It will give you so much more information than any of the boards can give. If you go into the temple make sure you remove your shoes.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very basic info. Temples are run down and very dirty, little bit of information but if passing maybe stop in, otherwise we didn't feel it was worth the trip

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The story of the dreadful genocide of all these people is horrific. If you want to know the complete story of the history of the Pol Pot Regime go with a guide. You will be astounded.

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South Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Expected some type of tour guide or something that gave you the history of what happened not just a structure filled with bones and skulls.

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Thank Joanne1966
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

At first I thought it would be a normal museum, full of everything you know. But the pain, the sorrow that accompanies every account of what happened here, the photos that how you the suffering of the people, the bones a constant reminder that this was never a fairytale... Worth a visit even cycling solo you can read the account... More 

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