Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, Phnom Penh

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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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  • we was been that is very sad place .if you visiting Cambodia dont forget to visiting .that is interesting on the wold . 
    we was been that is very sad place .if you visiting Cambodia dont forget to visiting .that is interesting on the wold .  more »
  • A difficult place to visit but meaningful and impacting. The tree where children were beaten to death was a lot, and the number of remains was horrific. 
    A difficult place to visit but meaningful and impacting. The tree where children were beaten to death was a lot, and the number of remains was horrific.  more »
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  • Such a sad place. Full of history about how 1 man can control a country & kill so many innocent people.
  • An important cultural artifact of an unfortunate time in Cambodian history. Very informative as well as thought and emotion provoking. If you are interested in Cambodia it is a good place to go to learn about a major event in recent history.

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