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“An excellent display of an unfortunate history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing...
Ranked #2 of 114 things to do 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.
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“An excellent display of an unfortunate history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

I've seen a lot of complaints on here about people not liking that this location should not be a tourist attraction. However, Phnom Penh did a fabulous job of making this place an educational experience, with the obvious intent of warning others of the dangers that can exist with any form of power, authority, government, or state. Don't come here for the shock factor, visit this place to show respect to all of the innocent lives lost, and to get a better grasp on what the Khmer people have gone through in very recent history.
This is one location that I recommend having a tour guide for.
Also, there is no toilet paper in the bathrooms, and the hoses are at like 100 psi, so consider yourself warned.

Visited August 2014
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Terrigal, Australia
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“Museum worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Again a somber place to visit but a must see to get a feel for Cambodia & what the local people had to endure from their own. Still cannot understand what Pot Pol Khmer Rouge had to gain, just crazy mad stuff. Happy the people are now much better off.

Visited August 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“scary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

It was an high school before taken over by the khmer rouge , horrible tortures were done , it has been left as it was found by the vietnamese army , a must visit .

Visited August 2014
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“Great Insight, and met 2 survivors...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Our visit to S-21 prison was insightful....great display of pictures however I thought the prison could have been better preserved. Its hard to tell whats actually original or what has been changed etc. However the highlight for all of us was meeting the two survivors at the end of our walk around the prison, this was a very humbling experience for us and somehow made the whole thing shockingly real.

Visited August 2014
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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“A must see in town for the history of Cambodia !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

This was a high school that became the largest centre of detention and torture in the country after Pol Plot came into force between 1975 and 1979. An estimated of 20.000 people passed through here and then executed in the killing fields. It was only one of the 150 prisons of that time. It shows how sick, brutal and barbar the human beings can be when given power !! I think we must stop for a while and think how this world can be a better place by only sharing love but not hatred !!

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