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Review of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing...
Ranked #2 of 115 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.
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“Must see for history readon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Went to the S21 prison museum and didn't get disappointed.
It's not one of the usual museums. You can't compared it with the one from Saigon about the Vietnam war (War Remnants Museum).
This "museum" makes up with it's place and the silent buildings and it's sporadics poeces of torture .
Only walking slowly from one floor up to the other, from building A to C makes you feel captured in a gruel time.
Though there's nit much to see and they unfortunately show the video only at 10am and 3 pm, it's a great place to get into this sd history

Visited September 2013
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“Top Experience - Phnom Penh Must Do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Entry costs $2USD per person in September 2013.
There are NO bloodstains clearly visable so fear not, it's very gruesome however not insensitively horrific and blood is long gone.
This is a humbling experience that tells a silent tale of human evil intensely.
It's difficult to review this museum but visitors must visit. Two of the 7 survivors left at this prison wen it was liberated sell their books daily for $10USD and are happy to pose for photos also so bring cash.

Visited September 2013
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“A must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Unbelievable place, hard to believe all the horrible things that went on in this school building - an absolute must see when in Phnom Penh - you wont forget visiting here.

Visited August 2013
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“Horror within a city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

I thought that this Genocide Museum would be far and out as is usual for a criminal setting. But no! It is within the city itself! Makes me wonder how the genocidal maniacs perpetuated their crimes in the civility of a suburb. The torture experienced by the inmates cry out in the walls: I could actually hear what seemed to be melancholy hymns as I passed from one sector to another. I have seen Dachau & Auswitz and Tuol Seng is definitely in the league.

Visited August 2013
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“S21 is where it all begun”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Tuol Sleng should be included in the same tour as your trip to the Killing Fields.
It is not a pretty place and clearly does not have the same level of funding or organisation as the Killing Fields Memorial but that should not deter you. It is integral to the journey that you have been on today.

Visited September 2013
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