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 went there with a group of student to see and visit some of history over there, many people came to visit it everyday Should come early morning to spend more time here, highly recommended more »
Visiting Choeung Ek is not a warm experience but, like most such places, it is essential if you want to understand what happened in Cambodia during the time of the Pol Pot regime. I foolishly took... more »
Don't come here with a tour; download grab and get a tuktuk for $5, then $6 entrance fee with one of the best audio guides I've ever had. Very impressive; many places to walk around and sit to listen to the stories. 1-2 hours depending on how thorough you are.
Worth the trip. Eye-opening and educational for us. There is an audio-tour that is included in the price of admission which has loads of information and personal stories. Not a feel-good place, but we are glad we went.
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