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“Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields”

Killing Fields and S21 Tour
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Owner description: Welcome to the Mad Monkey Hostels Tours. During the day visit the Mad Monkey and jump on one of our Tuk Tuk tours out to the killing fields and S21, pay a fair price for your tour to the Tuk Tuk driver for a half day tour of both facilities. Then join us for dinner and then at night time do something positive. Then in the evening do something positive by attending our crawl for School event. The Crawl for School is a weekly pub crawl designed for young tourists and backpackers. Wrist bands cost $5 and provide you half priced drinks all night, 100% of your $5 wristband is used to fund education projects for poor kids in Cambodia. The event starts at the Mad Monkey rooftop bar in Phnom Penh every Thursday night, then hits Top Banana and Love Bar. It is great night out and a great way to donate to kids education in Cambodia. Tuk Tuk tour of the killing fields $12 - $15 (Depending on number of people) Eat at The Mad Monkey restaurant wide menu with prices starting between $4 and $10 per plate. Cocktails at our rooftop bar! Join the party and buy a wrist band from $5 per person.
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We managed to make our own way to the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Museum. This is an experience that is very confronting and one that will stay with you forever. The atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge are horrific. The people of Cambodia suffered at the hands of mass murders. Today you can still see the trauma, pain and suffering on the faces of many Cambodians that endured this regime and survived. They are indeed a very resilient race. This is evident in the welcoming smiles, which mask the horror, you receive when visiting this beautiful country.
This is not for the faint hearted but for those who are genuinely interested in the history of this country and it's people.
When visiting these two sites it is important to do so with respect.

1  Thank Allycat2013
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

s21 is an old school building that was used by KR as an intergation center, not too much to be seen as most things have been removed but one can still feel thehorror and pain that those poor people must have suffered . The killing fields on the outher hand has been kept pritty much as it was but cleaned up with paths and sings the audio guide is well done and clear, also a very informetive video is showen each hour. The staff are helpfull and one can take as muck time as one likes

the reasion I have given this tour a low rating is that is some thing that should be seen but no one wiht a heart could say they enjoyed it

5  Thank lynanou
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have seen many places where atrocious acts were commited, such as the concentration camps in Poland (Auschwitz) and the killing fields of WW I in Flanders, but nothing as harrowing as these places, where the Khmer Rouge tortured and killed their victims. These poor people were tortured because they had to confess, e.g. to being a communist, before they were taken to the so-called Killing Fileds where they were beaten to death (cheaper than bullets!). On the outside the museum is exactly the same as the other highschool buildings that can be found in Cambodia. Inside you ee the classrooms converted into prison cells, completely bare, but for a bed, some shackles and a metal box (by way of toilet!). On display are photographs of all the former prisoners, men, women and children who knew what was coming to them or who had already died after being tortured.The Kliing Fields are actually one big mass grave of . You can still fragments of human bone or clothing as walk walk around the grounds. But seen from afar it looks just like some museum or temple set in luscious green.
Our guide, himself a victim of the Khmer Rouge regime told us how he'd lost his father and several brothers and sisters. His account of events gave us real sinsight into what it must have been like living during the Khmer Rouge regime and.made the experience of visiting prison and Killing Fields even more heart rending.
In short: this is not an excellent "attractio" but a must-see for all who really are interested in the history of Cambodia. However, if you are easily upset, you'd better give this sight a miss.

Thank MarjetB
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

The Killing fields was a great historic adventure. Although it was very sad to see the terrible sights and hear about the terrible history of Cambodia it was very interesting. I've been there twice. Once three years ago and then again last week. It has improved greatly since I was last there with electronic headsets that tell you everything about The Killing Filed's while you walk through them. It was a great experience. It has a little souvenir shop as well where I bought t-shirts. I enjoyed the adventure,

Thank davidg44421
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

A must visit if you are in Phnom Penh, although it is a very painful experience even for tourists. Don't be misguided by my ratings- it will be inhuman to rate this massive graveyard "excellent". It is painful to see how much suffering the warm people of Cambodia today had endured.
The killing fields are about 1/2 hr away from Phnom Penh, a drive through dusty roads in a tut tut was how we got there.

Sad and heart wrenching , but please go.. Share your compassion with the beautiful Cambodian people. No one should go through such hell .. But the Kingdom of Cambodia's people persevered and forged ahead with nothing but warmth to extend

2  Thank ShymRA
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