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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Phnom Penh Top 2 in Local History

4.3/5
240 Reviews
Museum
Liked by 10
Open Open from 8:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2 hours
Address: St 113, Phnom Penh 12304, Cambodia
Official website: http://tuolsleng.gov.kh/
Phone: +855-23-6555395 +855-77252121

What people are saying:

located in the outskirts of Phnom Penh, it’s an eye opening historical place though a depressing one. ticket is around 3$ and audio guide for same, 6$ total. once you start your tour, you will start imaging how all this genocide started by Khymer ruler against his own people. their are several sites which makes you go deep into thinking how can humans commit such atrocities and at one point you may just fail to imagine it in your head. a must see place in Phnom Penh.

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  • 488olliep
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    Vist to Genocide Museum.

    The actual museum was very confronting and disturbing because of the nature of the subject matter. It was done a budget and lacking. It looked tired or uncoordinated. With a few more interactive di...

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  • Steve L
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    Incredibly moving

    A very eerie place. Very evident it was formerly a school. There is not information everywhere, but I like how underplayed it is.

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  • megacity
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    Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
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    Very important museum

    The Tuol Sleng Museum is a must for every traveller in order to learn about Cambodia's tragic past which shapes its present until today.

    Reviewed on /Date(1604883007000+0800)/
  • bodhizzz
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    Very harrowing

    I was stunned by the cruelty that had gone on here but very glad i went. It’s an important visit when your in the city To understand the history of this country and the people. Don’t miss it but prepa...

    Reviewed on /Date(1603076769000+0800)/
  • lornai1304
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    Informative and emotional

    Visited here to understand Phnom Penh and Cambodia’s history. Found the museum to be sensitive but also not shy away from the horrific events. This is a definite must when visiting Phnom Penh to und...

    Reviewed on /Date(1601390127000+0800)/

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Introduction

When Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, this former high school was converted into the detention and interrogation center known as S-21. Political enemies suspected of treason were brought here and tortured for confessions. Very few detainees survived S-21, but the brutal history of Toul Sleng was documented by the Khmer Rouge themselves in the postmortem photos of many of the victims. The tragedy of S-21 is almost too much to bear, whether you choose to walk through the buildings alone or with one of the excellent guides registered with the museum.
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