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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
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Owner description: This former torture and detention center is now a museum dedicated to the victims of the Khmer Rouge.
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
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“Worth visiting”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Very touching and well worth visiting.
We hired one of the local guides who spoke english. this is higly recommended as it allows to better understand how the prison worked and get a glimpse of the life during the regime.

Visited February 2013
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
“Okayish”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

The genocide prison (now a museum) is a converted school. After the first few rooms everything started looking the same. You really have to have a keen interest in history and/or politics to appreciate everything in all the rooms.

After the first 4 or 5 rooms I decided to call it a day.

Visited April 2012
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Marlow, England, United Kingdom
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“Sad but must know!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

It is good to experience places such as this to get full perspective of how cruel people can become and to learn from the past. The exhibits were eye opening- such as the photos of the prisoners who died and the summaries of the people's lives- written by interrogators at the prison. I was able to able to get a toe into some of the shoes of these people and gain more empathy for people in the world who are victims to gross mistreatment and who's human rights are taken from them. See this museum!

Visited March 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“How could we allow it”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

After visiting the killing fields we went straight to this museum. I am old enough to remember when this was on the news in Australia and I am still shocked that the west allowed this man to rule for so long without intervention.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Chilling”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This building was an old high school. We hired a guide to show us around. Classrooms are still devided up into the tiny cells where the unfortunate inmates were kept. Lots of pictures of the victims as the Khmer Rouge were meticulous record keepers. There is a movie to watch but it wasnt too good. Went from the killing fields to the genocide museum.

Visited March 2013
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