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“A bit disturbing but you should go.”

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
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Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing Fields
Ranked #1 of 121 things to do in Phnom Penh
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Owner description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
Sherbrooke, Canada
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“A bit disturbing but you should go.”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

There is actually not that much to see there but it tells you the story that you need to know to understand Cambodia today. The audio guide (included in admission price) is excellent.
I was not sure about going to this place but I am glad I did. Very touching.
If you meet Cambodian in your own country, you may understand why they left Cambodia at that time.

Visited April 2013
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Amman, Jordan
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“You. Must. Go.”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

It is brilliantly done. Yes, it's depressing, but it's also powerful and informative.

You get a headset and punch in numbers as you walk around. This was you can go as quickly or slowly as you choose (although I couldn't imaging missing a single point on the headset). They really could not have done this any better in terms of the content of the tour.

If you have to pick between the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng, go to the Killing Fields. It's much more informative. (We also went to Tuol Sleng on the same day, which is a good idea since you get the sad history lesson all together.) We took a tuktuk around to both, and it was less than $15 from Phnom Penh. The bathrooms aren't great, so you may want to take some tissue/hand cleaner. Also, it's a good idea to take a bottle of water, since the trip is hot and dusty.

Visited April 2013
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“Must see”
Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

I visited with friends last week. The site is very sad and emotional. They have done an amazing job presenting the area in a very informative way. The audio headset is a very high standard.

Visited April 2013
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Shanghai, China
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“Truly Sad But Necessary”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

The history of this place is truly sad but it's a necessary place to visit. Take time to wander and let everything soak in.

Visited April 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Poignant reminder of war”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

It is an amazing reminder of the atrocities that one man orchestrated on a nation. I commend the Cambodian people for bringing this important part of history to our attention in such a sensitive and informative manner. The Killing Fields are a must visit attraction in Phnom Phen. We will remember them.

Visited April 2013
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