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“Witness The Nightmare”

Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
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Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing...
Ranked #1 of 142 things to do in Phnom Penh
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Owner description: These were the execution grounds for the Khmer Rouge.
Reviewed 30 March 2018

The Cheong Ek site is one of over 150 similar sites in Cambodia that is testament to the horror and brutality of the Khmer Rouge regieme that ruled Cambodia during the mid 70's and was documented in the movie "The Killing Fields" The stupa at the site contains over 5000 human skulls of people who were executed there. It is a sobering reminder of man's inhumanity to man but must be seen to really understand the barbarity of the Khmer Rouge. It's not a pleasant site but is a must for those who want better understand what happened in Cambodia.

1  Thank Charles K
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Yet another difficult but important place to visit when staying in Phnom Penh. Killing fields showcase the scale of genocide under Khmer Rouge in 1975-1979 as one of more than 300 places of the type in Cambodia. Make sure to use audio guides and behave respectfully. Surely not suitable for kids.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Not as well known I think as the Holocaust but in some ways even more brutal and sad and distressing.
Just to try and imagine the hand to hand torture and killing that took place here. What an utter waste of human life and suffering.
You just ask yourself Why?
Situated about 15km south west of central Phnom Penh
A must see while in Phnom Penh together with S21.

Thank MarkyMark383
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This is a heartbreaking place, as you see the skulls and bones of ordinary Cambodians who were murdered by the Pol Pot regime. Unspeakable cruelty, yet a testament to the spirit of the Cambodian people who say they forgive but do not forget. Recommended visit.

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This was a really sad place to visit but also really important to get a feel for the atrocities that occurred during the Khmer Rouge regime. It can be quite confronting as there are still bones coming up through the ground however it is worth visiting in addition to Tuol Sleng. I'd recommend getting the audio guide.

Thank Triantiwontigongolope
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