Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, Phnom Penh

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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center commemorates the approximately 17,000 men, women, and children murdered on this former orchard between 1975 and 1979. Under the brutal leadership of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime, citizens accused of illegal activities were tortured in the infamous S-21 prison and then brought to these fields for execution and burial in mass graves. Many of the graves have not been exhumed, and bone fragments and pieces of cloth still litter the grounds. Today, a Buddhist stupa made of clear plexiglass contains about 5,000 skulls, around which visitors pay respect to the lives lost in these "Killing Fields." Make Choeung Ek Genocidal Center a part of your Phnom Penh vacation plans using our Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Although very thought provoking this place must be visited. Very informative, we learned a tremendous amount.  more »
  • Very interesting visit here. Paid to have an audio guide which was a necessity. Lots of places to sit and listen in the shade as you walk round. Clearly signposted and the audio guides were very infor...  more »
  • The Cambodian genocide has left it's shadow on this entire country. To understand what the people have endured and what they have overcome, honor those affected by this tragedy by visiting Choeung Ek....  more »
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  • A very graphic and real experience. One of the hardest parts is the bits of fabric that still comes out of the ground to this day. Signs that much more is still underground. Not sure on the obelisk of skulls cant help think people should be laid to rest.
  • The audio tour is high quality. I recommend you visit this site after visiting the S-21 prison. The museum will give you more context for the Killing Fields, since of course they are related. The Cambodian government has not exhumed all of the remains from the camp. You will likely spot a bit of clothing, a tooth, or a bone of a victim. The audio tour states that bones and teeth float to the surface of the flooded graves. Price USD 6. The staff did not have change in Riel. Bring Dollars.
  • An amazing place to witness one of the most traumatic events in Cambodian history. The guided tours are fantastic as well as very informational. Although there are graves that are still being dug up, the fields have a lot of information and is a very powerful sight.
  • Visiting the Killing Fields is not a pleasant experience! Listening to sad stories and the horrible atrocities of Pol Pot. Walking across the killing fields hearing the chilling stories of what happened at this very spot leaves a mark on your heart. Worth a visit for anyone who's interested in history and culture.
  • Beautiful museum and memorial to all victims of the Khmer Rouge. The audio tour is astounding and necessary for your visit. The tour in narrated by a survivor of the Khmer Rouge and several other victims who share their stories. Visiting is very emotional and not for the faint of heart. A visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide museum is definitely recommend to complete your experience.
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