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“Tragedy in school”

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
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Private Tour: Phnom Penh City Tour including the Silver Pagoda
Ranked #2 of 121 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.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Tragedy in school”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was a school converted to prison and torture compound during Pol Pot's time. Most of the sights are torture beds in each classroom. There are movie about it being played at selected time/day. At certain ground block, there are pictures of the tortured and dead. Slight eerie place..

Visited May 2013
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Duranbah, Australia
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“Educational tour”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The realisation of the torture the Cambodian people experienced in this school was beyond belief these poor people suffered while the world stood by and did nothing about it.

Visited April 2013
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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“Another must see”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Eerie and haunting. As you look at some of the pictures of victims, you can almost imagine their cries. Do not miss visiting here

Visited April 2013
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Uganda
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“Stomach turning, numbing experience”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

An educational visit to a horrifying, haunting, incomprehensible place that left us in solemn moods.
Being left to your own devices to wander through each building is a good thing because you can take a pace that suits you and your emotions. This place is very tough.
The pictures are graphic. The torture devices are on display. Pictures of them in use are on display. The victims pictures are there staring back at you- men, women and children.
Go visit this place, if you can handle it, but be warned it is not easy and you will not come away unaffected.

Visited October 2012
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“Chilling”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

You are left to wander around the 4 buildings that make up the complex by yourself. There are some photographic exhibits in some rooms and some stories in other rooms to help you understand what you're seeing. It's almost as though it was cleared out and then largely untouched - there are still cells to see and barbed wire on the windows.
If you're in Phnom Penh then you should see it - not because you'll have a good time - but you can't come away unaffected.

Visited April 2013
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