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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The Killing Fields at Choeung Ek, Phnom Penh Overcast skies greet me today but this seems in-keeping with the place I’m about to visit. My trusty driver is ready & we set off at 10am for the hour or..... more »
That photo is a building with hundreds of skulls of the innocent murdered by the genocidal Khmer Rouge. There is even a tree in the grounds against which babies' heads were swung to kill them. At... more »
Don't come here with a tour; download grab and get a tuktuk for $5, then $6 entrance fee with one of the best audio guides I've ever had. Very impressive; many places to walk around and sit to listen to the stories. 1-2 hours depending on how thorough you are.
Worth the trip. Eye-opening and educational for us. There is an audio-tour that is included in the price of admission which has loads of information and personal stories. Not a feel-good place, but we are glad we went.
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