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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." 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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  • Very thoughtful laid out museum that preserves original artifacts, shows the raw history, living conditions, and suffering the victims experienced. There are spaces inside to speak with a few of the.....  more
    Very thoughtful laid out museum that preserves original artifacts, shows the raw history, living conditions, and suffering the victims experienced. There are spaces inside to speak with a few of the.....  more »
  • Like many others before us this is a place you have to visit even if it is emotionally draining. I suggest that you get there first thing in the morning before the crowds arrive to appreciate it most 
    Like many others before us this is a place you have to visit even if it is emotionally draining. I suggest that you get there first thing in the morning before the crowds arrive to appreciate it most  more »
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  • Should come to this site after visiting s21. Good to come with a tour guide to explain about Khmer Rouge. There‚Äôs a short 15 mins video available after you finish walking around the area.
  • Harrowing place, but a must see to understand what happened to the great lovely people of Cambodia. You get a headset on arrival with your language and follow the numbers and ques from the audio. Please note at times this is very emotional and can be quite disturbing.

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