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
This place illustrated the cruelty and horror of the Khmer rouge. There are paths through the killing fields along with a museum and a tower of human remains. more »
This place brings up memories from the past about the red khmer rogue era. Coming here to pay respect for khmer history making you understanding more about their culture and sorrow. I was coming by tu... more »
Take the audio tour here. Horrible recent history that is factual and very informative. Many of the buildings are no longer here however the audio tour does a great job at describing, playing sounds, and offering individual accounts. Can be hot, some areas are shaded and others are not. Be sure to bring water. We took a grab here and did not have any issues finding one when we were ready to leave.
Such a beautiful place. Very sad history that happen so much more recently than people think it did. So many people where sent to there death here without even knowing what was ahead for them. This is now a walking tour with a audio guide that tells you about every stop along the way.
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