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“very eerie”

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
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Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek Killing Fields
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Half-Day Tuol Sleng Museum and Russian Market Tour in Phnom Penh
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Owner description: This former torture and detention center is now a museum dedicated to the victims of the Khmer Rouge.
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Somehow one of the most memorable experiences after spending a month traveling through SE Asia. Really brought home how the genocide did not happen very long ago. By no means is it a distant past, but a very scary reminder that what people today with all their resources are capable of.

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Reviewed 3 March 2012

Every bit as harrowing as The Killing Fields but not as well prepared for tourists. There are some signs in English but an audio tour here would be great.

Take the time to climb the stairs to the upper, wood-separated cells (very atmospheric) and the galleries on the top floor with more photos and details of the Khmer Rouge leaders and their fairly recent trial.

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Reviewed 3 March 2012

If you go at 10am or 3pm, there is a movie screening that tells the story of one family involved, through interviews and historical reference. The movie is about an hour and I spent another two hours wandering through the grounds. Did not see completely everything, but it is very intense and I hope to come back a second time to further reflect. Of course there are the physical surroundings and instruments of torture, but the most impressive thing is studying the faces in the thousands of photographs... many are blank, even more are dignified, some have anger, while only a few show intense fear. You can still smell traces of death in some of the rooms. This evidence is needed to remind us of what cannot fully be said.

Thank xylembonn
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

But if you need to choose between visiting the killing fields or Tuol Sleng I would advice to only go to the killing fields.

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Reviewed 2 March 2012

This was my second visit and I accompanied a Cambodian teacher friend who had never been there before. He was affected emotionaly and impressed by the museum, as was I.

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