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“Sad but compelling”

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour including the Silver Pagoda
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing...
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Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing Fields
Ranked #2 of 122 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Sad but compelling”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Toul Sleng Museum ("The KIlling Fields") is not your feel good tourist place to visit but is an important place to visit. Visitors are confronted with the horrors perpetrated by Pol Pot on the people of Cambodia. We spoke to a coulple of Cambodians who lost family and friends. We felt privialeged that they would share with us, but we were amazed by the absence of bitterness after all they have been through.

Visited February 2013
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“Not an easy place to visit”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Becaue what happened here happened in my lifetime it brought home, as place like Auschwitz have not, how thin our veneer of civilisation is!

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“confronting experience”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

A very confronting experience. It is an essential place to visit on any trip to Phnom Penh as it gave such an understanding of what the people had endured at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. It was disturbing to see the photo galleries of victims all of whom had been meticulously recorded by their oppressors. The biggest honour was the opportunity to meet a survivor of the camp and to learn that he had gone on to live a fulfilling life. Thoroughly recommend paying for a guide who was able to give us personal insight as well as historical fact.

Visited March 2013
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“Shocking and saddening”
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”
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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