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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." Plan your visit to Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker.
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  • I'd recommend anyone coming to Cambodia to make the pilgrimage to this place to pay your respects to the victims of this tragic time. I learned a huge amount of the country's history just from attendi...  more »
  • I went there after going to S-21. The prisoners of S-21 were sent to the killing fields after they had confessed to their fictitious crimes, you need to remember is that you are visiting a mass grave ...  more »
  • Is a must visit in pp, it tells you the in depth of the history of pp and the fear and lifestyle people were living in. Very sad and depress place.  more »