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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recommend everybody to see this place known as the killing Fields although it's heart wrenching and so sad to see what awful things happened to the Cambodian people everybody was very somber as they walked around and very respectful the audio tour is a must this trip will stay in my mind for a long time .
I personally went alone many tuk tuk drivers will want 20dollars But you can go for 15dollars return trip in which you can also stop at s21 and russian market it's a good day out

Thank chriso1966
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'd hesitate to say I'd recommend this place but I do think it's something everyone needs to see. The horrors of what happened here are clear, and I believe we show our respect to the people affected by learning about their history.

Thank Riley1993
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are lots of great reviews here, so rather than repeat what's been written, here are a few tips that served me well.

First of all, get going early. The tour buses start arriving from about 10am, so check opening time and be there so you can experience the site with fewer people. The abundant birdsong brings life to a profound area that is a reminder of death.

Next, while a guided tour is a good idea, the audio version is an affordable alternative. That way you can pause as you need to reflect, rather than being shuffled around.
I'd recommend going around the site in numerical order based on the map, especially doing the audio tour.

Keep a look out for extremely sad, yet telling reminders, of what happened there. Without too much difficulty you should be able to see fragments of clothing, and perhaps bones, that surface off the boardwalk.

If there is a disappointment, it is the film shown in the museum. It has a kitsch tone to it which is unappealing.

I don't think this is an attraction for young children (say less than 12 years old). And visitors should be mindful of the reverence needed given it is essentially a mass cemetery. As I wrote in the visitor book, "Killed with hatred. Remembered with love. Rest in peace."

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is difficult to see the sights and listen to the excellent audio guide but worth doing. It's important to dress and behave with respect. It's fairly short tu tuk ride from the city, about 40 minutes.

Thank penandrich
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Make sure you do the audio guided tour at $6. This is perfect as you are able to take your own time to go round and learn about this tragic time. This means it’s very quiet and respectful. Shame we saw people taking smiling selfies!!!

Thank chapman-chloe
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A 6 dollars ticket with audio opened our eyes for a very bad experience in Cambodian people history. In last 70s during Pol Pot regime, thousands but millions of innocent people were sent to the killing fields in trucks. A one hour audio tour shows the horrible period how they torture and kill all educated people, even if you wear glasses or so.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This with have a similar emotional reaction as visiting Auschwitz, the Holocaust Museum or the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. It is a sad place to visit, yet serves a purpose to teach us to be on guard for future atrocities. Most of the original structures have been destroyed, but the stories are heart breaking. Be warned you may still see pieces of teeth, bone or clothing from the victims in the ground.

Thank Maikai_hoaloha
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to Cambodia fot travelling with familyand when we were arrived in Phnom Penh almost 12 midnight, it was first time at Phnom Penh Hotel. We were pleasantly surprised. The staff greeted us with smiles and get is to check in. The staff were friendly and helpful. In the morning we were to breakfast at restaurant, it is a big place for breakfast. The food in the restaurant is very nice. I like to stay in this hotel so much.

Thank วิรัตน์ พ
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Go with someone you love & debrief after. It’s a hard visit but simply a must...take your time & listen to the extras on audio!

Thank Tamara A
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of those places you just have to visit when you’re here... regardless of what you read you will never truly understand unless you come an see with your own eyes one of the many locations where this atrocity that happened. How Pohl Pot lay on his death bed with a clear conscience (as he explained to an American journalist 6 months before he died) I will never understand.

Thank Mountinmad
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