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Wat Thmey (Killing Fields)

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Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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A somber reminder of a sad period in the history of Cambodia.

I was a photographer working on UNHCR projects in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Burma during the late 70s and early 1980s, so this was not my first encounter with the atrocities... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was a photographer working on UNHCR projects in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Burma during the late 70s and early 1980s, so this was not my first encounter with the atrocities of war. I have actually visited this site several times on my latest trip to Siem Reap and find it a good place to sit down in the shade,... More 

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Ponte Vedra, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The "Killing Fields" are quiet and well preserved. Yes, it is sad because so many people lost their life on this site and many more but there is much to be learned.

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Calabasas, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There really is not much to see, but it's worth a quick visit if you have the time and want to learn about this tragic era in Cambodian history.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our local Khmer friends took us to visit this morning. It is smaller than Chueng Ek near Phnom Penh and less depressing. Still has some great info and I appreciate the importance for any visit to come and see!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Personally it is felt that tourists no little about Cambodia's history. The killing fields across the country took the lives of over 1 million Cambodians. Whilst places like Angkor watt and its 12th century stories are also a part of Cambodia's culture, the killing fields play a huge part in shaping Cambodia today. Visiting this is really accessible as it... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we did this in conjunction with going to the landmine museum. wasn't the most "fun" day but was very interesting and educational

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is good to know more about Cambodia history because they explain very well what happened at that sad time. But is really painful to see such a tragedy

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in here as part of a full day tour, and it got your attention, but not trying to be disrespectful, it wouldn't be good enough to make a special trip as sole destination.

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Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw the historical of this place and so sad with the memorial. The temple was created among some memorial of sadness. The name of killing field sites from the Cambodia's history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As a free attraction it is worth popping in, particularly if you haven't been to any of the other killing field sites. This one does need some attention though, the info boards don't tell enough of a story; so you need to visit the war museum or other sites in the country to get more of a complete view. Worth... More 

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