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Wat Thmey (Killing Fields)

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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Different siteBun Chả 145 Bui Viện

Went to another site and our tuk tuk driver suggested this place. So we said lets go. It was definitely not what I expected. Very interesting history here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Marcos, California
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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial is similar to the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center in Phnom Penh but smaller. A sombre memorial stupa to reflect on the widespread slaughter of the population under Pol Pot. The written displays give a glimpse of the tragedy that occurred. No one brought to justice; either the Pol Pot regime had powerful friends or the Cambodians are a... More 

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to another site and our tuk tuk driver suggested this place. So we said lets go. It was definitely not what I expected. Very interesting history here.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place will give you a glimpse of what happened in Cambodia in the 1970's particularly under the Khmer Rouse rule where hundreds of thousands of Cambodians were killed. An informative site displaying pictures of the evacuation of Phnom Penh in 1975. There is a memorial stupa with bones recovered from the Killing Fields from Cambodians killed by the Khmer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on out way back from the temples and its only small but informative with plenty of boards with information in English on what happened in the civil war as well as some of the skulls and bones in one of, was interesting and free to look around good for a short stop off on the way back... More 

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Pasadena, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There wasn't much description of the place and the few photos they had were faded with few explanation. Not worth going unless you are on the way to another place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our driver take us to see this place and he explain about Red khmer we saw a lot the skulls people died .

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour guides here are so passionate about the history of the Killing Fields, it's a very emotional, thought provoking place! Such a sad place but worthwhile visiting ..

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you've been to the killing fields in Phnom Penh or are planning to, you'll find Wat Thmey quite underwhelming. Wat Thmey is pretty much two pagodas and a memorial stupa with the remains of those who died here - that is it. Unlike Phnom Penh, there is no sombre atmosphere and with gorgeous little children running around, fixing your... More 

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Rayong, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

You need a strong stomach if you are going to visit the Killing Fields in Siem Reap. During the infamous genocide of the Khmer Rouge and the Pol Pot Regime, this Buddhist pagoda was turned into a prison/concentration camp, where the inmates were routinely tortured, starved, and executed. Their bodies were thrown into two huge pits and into six water... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

this place is so haunting, its beautiful but is horrific at the same time. the tour is very insightful, the stories are so powerful.sad to see what humans can do to each other.. highly reccomend

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