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“A little run down”

Wat Thmey (Killing Fields)
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Private Tour: Siem Reap City Tour Full Day
Ranked #49 of 180 things to do in Siem Reap
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Osoyoos, Canada
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63 reviews
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“A little run down”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

If you have an extra 15 mins and a few dollars for a tuk tuk, you might aswell go here, but dont be suprised at what you see.
- a memorial with skulls, very sad
- a sign with info on what happened
-cambodians begging for money
-a guy holding a baby with an enlarged head possibly a brain tumor begging for money
-random cambodian kids wanting to give you a tour for money

we spent 10 mins here

Visited January 2014
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“Very Sad, but well worth a visit.”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

You have to visit here while in Siem Reap, its unbelievable history that you must see and hear for yourself. Its hard to believe what happened here, within most of our lifetimes as its so beautiful and teaming with life.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney
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“Paying respect”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

I reluctantly visited the "killing fields" but decided that it would be silly not to go & pay my respects whilst visiting Siem Reap. It is rather confronting, but I felt that it was worth the trip, seeing as it wasn't too hard to get to. An interesting way to get an insight to what those poor Cambodians endured under the Pol Potts regime. Not a place for children, but definitely worth a quick visit to pay respect. As with most tourist attractions in Siem Reap, do be mindful of misleading tour guides hanging around upon arrival & always agree on a price before proceeding, should you need to..

Visited April 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“SAD”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

located very close to downtown, outdoors place next to a temple, showing a piece of Cambodian time and how they suffered, there is a glass room full of sculls and bones, disturbing if you have children. it is a must see place if you are in Siem Reap

Visited November 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“The Killing Fields”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

I became interested in visiting Cambodia after seeing the Killing Fields movie. After watching the movie, I read more about the country, it's unfortunate past, but I also learned about its beautiful history, beautiful culture, and beautiful temples. There is a small shrine/ossuary, and next to it, pictures of people during this unfortunate era. Although it's a small shrine, it was a must visit for me. Nearby, there were a group of young girls learning traditional Khmer dance. There was also a temple full of young monks.

Visited October 2013
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