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“Shocking and saddening”

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing...
Ranked #2 of 117 things to do in Phnom Penh
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Owner description: This former torture and detention center is now a museum dedicated to the victims of the Khmer Rouge.
Corvallis, Oregon
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“Shocking and saddening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

One of the seven survivors was on site when we visited. The reality of the location brings the horrors of the Pol Pot regime alive. The faces of those who were held here are haunting. An important place to reflect on humanity

Visited March 2013
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“Hell”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

We made the trip to see this museum but to tell you the truth the reality of it all we found so appalling we did not go to the killing fields.Do not take children here the pictures on show and the instruments of torture are awful

Visited March 2013
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“History told but extremely confronting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Tuol Sleng is a must see in Phnom Penh. Although the images and art displayed are horrifying they explain the sad history of this nation. Perhaps a little confronting for children but for adults it is an essential location to visit.

Visited March 2013
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“How lucky you are....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

I visited Tuol Sleng in the morning, medium crowded. Have a walk around the old school rooms, still with large black boards. Nice flooring, ventilation, all designed ahead of the time. Khmer Rouge converted to prision as education was not a way to improve living standards or progress. All windows & corridors were barb wired, you can see the marks on the wall reminds you how inmates were tortured. I could only see an insane leader getting the power to torture poor kampucheans. I saw them now, really friendly & down to earth people you love. I was lucky to meet Bou Meng who excaped sketching Pol pot. His wife & children were not spared sadly. Buy a copy of his story to support the organisation to help survivors. It is best to hire a bike for a day (5-15$) to move around, take your own pace. If you are not confident, no way as roads are filled with 2 wheeler like locust attacks. You can never put your feet sown on crawling speed, will be hit. It is also a good idea to drive to the killing fields on a your bike as it is far from city. I really enjoyed the full day ride though.

Visited December 2012
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“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

It's incredible that all this has happened in my lifetime, in fact it's still sorting itself out. One of the participants in the genocide is currently on trial. people need to see this to make sure it never happens again.

Visited March 2013
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