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"The Killing Fields and Museum of Genocide" Killing Fields Tip by pmarshuk

Killing Fields, Phnom Penh: 62 reviews and 167 photos


Between 1975 and 1979 the Khmer Rouge regime under Pol Pot killed at least 1.7 million of their own people an his attempt to return Cambodia to an communist agrarian society named "year zero". Up to 20,000 of these were held at Tuol Sleng prison and then transported to Choeung Ek for execution. Choeung Ek is now a peaceful site in the countryside outside Phnom Penh, but it is a must see destination to help understand modern Cambodia. See my travelogue for more on this.
On my second visit to Phnom Penh I revisited Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng with some Canadian friends. The effect on me was still the same as before.


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  • Updated Dec 12, 2003
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