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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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center Reviews
Outstanding, Sad, Respectful, Sad, Mans Inhumanity to man, Sad!! I could go on! The one place on our tour that I did not take a photo. It did not feel right! A place to visit, but you just cannot.... more »
A must visit place in Phnom Penh to fully appreciate the devastation experienced under the Pol Pot regime. A confronting but informative morning, our hearts were breaking for the people of Cambodia... more »
Was on off 2 reasons I came to this city. Very difficult to walk through mentally, but physically it's a very short course. Found it easier to just sit in shade and listen to a few audio clips first, then walk circular course. The least expensive bus with guide and AC was the Hop on and off bus located off of Trip Advisor for some reason.
It is very interesting to listen to the audio guide, which provides a lot of information. If you have time, you should do it. If you have less time, you should prefer S21.
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