Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

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113, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum Phnom Penh Reviews

gingerbatik gingerba…
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S 21 Jun 24, 2013
I do not like this place as it give me creep, shiver and bad vibes all around. This museum was used as a Security Prison 21 (S-21) during the Khmer Rouge regime from the 1975 to 1979 and have at least 20,000 prisoners killed in this place, although the real number is unknow. The prisoners were repeatedly tortured and coerced into naming family members and close associates, who were in turn arrested, tortured and killed.

The buildings were enclosed in electrified barbed wire, the classrooms converted into tiny prison and torture chambers, and all windows were covered with iron bars and barbed wire to prevent escapes. The museum located at a former high school called Chao Ponhea Yat High School, named after a royal ancestor of King Norodom Sihanouk.

There are photographs and story left behind and if you wants full details of the story, you can request a guide with a fee at the entrance gate or ticket office.
the prisoner room
the building
the prisoner room
the garden
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rsvpme says:
Powerful review.....journalism well done !~
Posted on: Sep 11, 2013
Cho says:
What a terrible event in that country, and it was not too long ago too. When I was in Cambodia a man told me that while all the atrocities were going on, the UN and Western countries didn't do anything to help the people there. Same thing in Rwanda.
Posted on: Sep 11, 2013
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