Wat Thmey (Killing Fields)
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Vinay
Amsterdam14 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
The history is really sad but this place isn't taken care of. Not much to see here, apart from reading the information on the boards. Visit it only if you have extra time and nothing else to do.
Written 30 October 2022
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Sophie & Ollie
London, UK41 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We visited the site out of respect however we were alarmed at how unkept the museum was. It distracts from the importance of the meaning. We had to double check that we were in the right place when we arrived. Whilst I understand that the message is to remind people of the atrocities caused by war (and not for extravagance or galore) we couldn’t help but be distracted by the graffitied broken signs, faded ripped pictures, litter and lack of signage/guidance for the museum.

We were happy to pay the 3 dollars pp to contribute to the cause however we’d kindly recommend that greater care be given to the site, mainly to provide respect for the victims. It’s upsetting to see a burial site (including exposed remains) next to a pile of litter and broken signs.
Written 7 October 2022
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Jane B
Oxford, UK64 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We visited this memorial as a family (myself, my husband and our 3 boys - 16, 14 & 12y) during a brief stay in Siem Reap.
Sadly there were no guides available so I don’t think we really got as much out of this moving place as we should but it was still well worth visiting and utterly overwhelming.
We all realised how ignorant we were about the history of the Cambodian civil war and visiting this memorial prompted some very deep family discussions. We went home and did a lot of research into what happened and the tragedy and terror that went along with this story as a result of our visit.
If you can find a guide, I would definitely pay a bit extra for this but either way, do visit. This is a part of history that should never be forgotten. It is utterly terrifying that all this happened within the last 50 years.
Written 8 August 2022
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Matias V
Espoo, Finland392 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Some had taken a guide, we just walked through reading stories. Some pictures and artifacts were a bit too much for the youngest of our children, but luckily they could not read the stories. A place worth the visit, but maybe not for the most sensitive people. But that’s the idea I guess. If history is like it is, it should be presented as it was.
Written 18 October 2020
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SteveRDay
Alvechurch, UK134 contributions
Mar 2020
I believe the main killing fields museum is in Phnom Penh with several smaller museums throughout Cambodia. It only takes an hour or so to see the museum but that's enough time to learn of the attrocities that Pol Pot and his comrades were guilty of, on a par with any evil committed throughout history anywhere in the world.
Written 22 April 2020
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Pwncjn1
Cambridge, UK227 contributions
Mar 2020
Not a large content to view, but moving tales from people who survived the PolPot regime some shocking torture took place and that someone could this to another human being.
Written 13 March 2020
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mcleodalimc
Anlaby, UK728 contributions
Feb 2020
There isn’t a huge amount of content here but unless you are an expert on the history paying the little bit extra for the guide to give you the history is worth it to put it into context. There was maybe a little too much detail in his talk as mere tourists rather than Khmer history buffs but it did really to add to the visit, not pleasant but eye opening and especially when the last survivor is there with the book of his battle for justice.
Written 10 March 2020
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Lydia P
Bodrum, Turkey27 contributions
Feb 2020
We felt being in Siem Reap it was important to learn about the history of the area. Very moving and shocking to learn about methods of torture. Honoured to have met a survivor from whom we bought his book which he signed
Written 10 March 2020
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Maxima S
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Feb 2020
At first, I had hesitation visiting the place as this could be very emotional for me, however since this is history , this will be just like reading a book, so I went with my group. It was all so sad from the very start but after seeing and reading the story of this boy my heart sank furthermore. At the end of the tour, I realized that this man selling his book was that boy in the painting. He lived to tell his tale and I could'nt stop my tears and ended up sobbing to this testimony of the triump of the human spirit.
Written 28 February 2020
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RussT6
Radcliffe, UK409 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Not big but extremely interesting and informative. It's very sad when you see the reality of the war on the citizens of this lovely nation.
Written 26 February 2020
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