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This very sad place is worthwile seeing. The audio tour provides very interesting facts on what happened not too long ago. Plan enough time to listen to the whole audio tour if you are interested. A tuk tuk there and back will cost you 15 USD

Thank ValK00
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice and tranquil place with such a horrible history. The audio guide was excellent, one of the best I´ve ever had. The memorial pagoda in the centre was the hardest thing to see. There is a collection of skulls, each marked with small sticker of different colour. On the case you can read what the colour coding means (different colour for different means of killing the victim). Really chilling to the bone. And the killing tree was just heartbreaking. All in all a good reminder of what people are capable of,

Thank Road53867378059
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My two must dos in Phnom Penh was this and S-21. The story both these tell is powerful to say the least. After visiting S-2-, we took a Rickshaw (via PassApp which EVERYone must download and use for reliable and cheap rides) about 20-30 mins away. We spent about an hour and a half. Entrance fee includes headset narration for either $7 or $10, can’t remember. They do a good job walking you through the site and explain how things happened albeit in gruesome detail at some parts. If you want to know about what the imprisonment and torture camps were like from first hand accounts and how this classocide (because it wasn’t a genocide, it was class elimination) was possible to happen, do these tours. It will help you understand this culture and country on a new level.

Thank W4477ZMmarkr
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see if you’re in Phnom Penh. Extremely sad but very well done. The audio tour was great as it gave us lots of information - would highly recommend doing this. Emotional but glad I went.

Thank cmacfarlane93
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Harrowing and strange experience but one that you simply have to do when in Cambodia.

We took the audio tour which I would highly recommend as it is really well done and informative.

Saw people taking smiling selfies here which was excruciating to see.

Thank BossmanGeorge93
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recommend this place ! A very good spot to visit to learn about the massacre and mass burial of the victims of Khmer rouge regime. It was a very sad time and they kept the remains such as bones and clothings. And you can also see the "killing tree" where they killed babies! The stories that make you wiser at the end of the day.
Foreigner $3 and plus $3 if you want audio guide. And actual tour guide also available. I would prefer a real tour guide because they can tell you more about the details. But many people use the audio guide and it was ok too. Don't come on rainy season as it might be flooded. And bring shade as it is open area.

Thank sunnydaysufy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This centre presents the sobering and raw evidence which remains after the terrible Khmer Rouge years 1975-1979 and is essentially an example of the 'killing fields' which existed throughout Cambodia during that time. The audio tour really enhances the experience because it is truthfully told by a survivor and we hear his voice first in Khmer and then the translated voice. I felt this was a really effective and honest way to learn of this terrible time. It is heartbreaking and sobering but it is important to pay honour to those who died and to face the darkness of history so we can all create better futures.

Thank enjoyandexplore
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very heavy hearted visit , see many skulls and bones. Genocide due to power struggle and differences in views on how to live in Camdodia in 60s/70s. Pls visit S21 to see how human can become killing monsters of another human

Thank Siuyowwee
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Everyone should visit in order to see what a nation's fanatics can do to their fellow citizens. This is well worth a visit.

Thank Biggles147
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A difficult history Cambodia has. Heart-breaking to hear the stories of the tragedy of the Khmer Rouge. A hard place to visit but helpful in understanding Khmer history.

Thank carpenterchad
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