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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
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Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing Fields
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Full-Day Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tour
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Owner description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
Reviewed February 16, 2013

as difficult as it was to visit, it was a great learning experience. We paid a tuk-tuk $10 round trips to visit (they start at $15) and walked around for 1.5 hours. The entrance fee is $5/pp and includes an audio guide so you don't have to pay extra for a guide (the travel agents in town will tell you different). There is also a 15 minute movie about the regime and genocide that is worth watching, the movie times are posted on the entrance and museum door. The road to the fields is very dusty so bring something to cover up if you want. Be prepared to cry.

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

dont like what happened at here..learning the history of this place kind a open up a person mind and be thankful to what we had..

Thank izzatie
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

To sum it up ,I personally think it has been reduced to "Pol Pots house of horrors".
Avoid at all costs, Unless you have a fascination with morbid stuff and skulls. Cambodia is a beautiful country but this does not help them move on.

It is painful to watch the people who did not have a decent death, now with tourists posing for pictures with their skulls it is even more painful to watch how even in death they do not have the dignity of resting in peace.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Bottom line, audioguide makes the difference. Enjoyed the journey also through a less developed part of PP.
What a grim history :-/

Thank C4L1MER0
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Without a doubt, a visit to the “Killing Fields” located half an hour from the city of Phnom Penh is a must see for every tourist in Cambodia. This site shows a very dark chapter of modern times, one that you’d never imagine can still happen at this age and time.

The English language audio guide that was provided with our $5 entrance ticket was truly superb and offered great stories and history on the Pol Pot regime and of the killing fields.

Thank Amy6172293
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