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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center / Killing Field, Phnom Penh

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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center / Killing Field 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 / Killing Field and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Phnom Penh trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is one of those places that is a must see when in Cambodia. It's a sad place but educational and enlightening. Takes about 30 min from Phnom Penh city center. Should cost about $15 round trip on ...  read more »
  • We went today after the killing fields. We assumed that we were gone, but the first few stories to have heard we were sold!
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  • This cannot be call a tourist attraction but a very sad part of Cambodian history which is very recent. They call it the KILLLING field where millions of people were killed and this is one of the plac...  read more »
  • A must visit place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is nice if you will use an audio. The Khmer Rouge. You will see the place where they were buried. The tree where they put the speaker so that the people outside won't notice that they were killing the prisoners or the victims, it is called the magic tree. And you will learn many more.
  • A visit to this place is a must to understand the recent history of Cambodia. It shows how it is easy for a man to become a leader and seize power. Strongly recommend for all visitors.
  • A very sober but important visit while in Phnom Penh. While the subject matter is difficult, the memorial is done in a thoughtful way. Great audio tour - helpful to watch the short documentary in the little museum at the beginning of your visit.
  • Amazing historical place. It should get better attention. Hope they can keep this memorial up.
  • Definitely worth a visit. A very confronting experience, however it is recommended that you read up beforehand if you want to get the most out of this.
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