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“Sad sad place in history”

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
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Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing...
Ranked #1 of 135 things to do in Phnom Penh
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Owner description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
Reviewed November 2, 2013

The audio was very good but there is not much to see in the place. The learning is worthwhile though.

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Long drive to get there but worth it. $6 USD to get in and get free audiotour. Walk around the site where 20,000 Cambodians were executed and see some of the remains. Very grisly and emotional but need to be seen to be understood and pay respect to those who passed away.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

There is not much to see here are the camp built for the heinous slaughter of a population was rightly destroyed when discovered. What remains is a field with troughs where the pits once lay and a monument to house the bones of those found.

The audio tour is nothing short of excellent. Informative and with interviews of survivors and witnesses, it is an eye opening account if what shamefully happened in our lifetime.

Make sure you listen to all parts and visit the museum and watch the video.

Entrance is $6 including the audio guide.

A tuk-tuk from town cost us $18 to take us here and s-21. Got the feeling this was a fair going rate though could probably get cheaper.

If you do visit, please do so with respect. Dress appropriately, don't shout to your friends, take photos of yourself in front of the monument full of skulls. (Seriously we saw this!) and most of all, don't go to a rifle range after! If I need to explain why that's disrespectful then please just don't visit.

3  Thank Will A
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

It's such a sad place, but it's good to see, learn and hear of what's happening during the Khmer Rough.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Gives a good insight into the genocide period - the darkest part of Cambodia's history. The place still is littered with human bones and fragments get washed up every now and then. Just dress appropriately please - no bikini tips, hot pants, etc...

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