Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is the memorial site of the S-21 interrogation and detention center of the Khmer Rouge regime. Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, it preserves a tragic period in history with the aim to encourage visitors to be messengers of peace. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is the memorial site of “Security Office 21” (S-21) of Democratic Kampuchea (also known as the Khmer Rouge regime) and located in what was then the abandoned city of Phnom Penh, whose citizens had been evacuated on 17 April 1975. S-21 served as the central hub of a vast prison system throughout the country and was used throughout the period as a secret facility for the detention, interrogation, torture and extermination of those deemed “political enemies” of the regime. Due to a policy of guilt-by-association, at times whole families were detained at the center. Only 12 former inmates survived the opening of S-21 when Phnom Penh was liberated. Four of them were children.
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Timothy R B
14 contributions
Nov 2022
This was my second visit to Tuol Sleng. My first visit was a few years ago. I now live in Cambodia and after the initial tour of the classrooms that were used for torture, I made it to the second wing where the photographs of the prisoners were taken. I stayed about 5 minutes before getting sad and leaving. The people in the photos were just like the people I live with.

If you're a tourist and interested in the recent history of Cambodia under Pol Pot, by all means visit. If you really know any Cambodian people, it'll make you sad.
Written 3 December 2022
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DCN-LDN
London, UK3 contributions
Nov 2022
How such a lovely society got through this is a testimant to their kindness and nature. Spend your morning here, plan an hour or two after to sit in a cafe and absorb what you have experienced
Written 28 November 2022
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Aimless Vagabonds
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India38 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is one of those places who's existence is unfortunate yet it is a memorial of humankind's gravest mistakes.

While the museum has very an excellent exhibit, we highly recommend taking the audio tour. it takes around 2 hours to complete the tour and it moves you! To think of how a high school was transformed into a prison/torture center and the atrocities that the inmates had to go through gives you goosebumps.

What makes it even more eerie and sad is the fact that it happened just a few decades back, and you can meet with some of the survivors at the end of the tour.
Written 24 November 2022
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GinaaaB
Oslo, Norway35 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We had the audio tour and used aprox 2hours. The audio tour is superb! I already knew a little bit from when my mom and father was at this place 10 years ago. But I didn't believe that the story would be so awful. I am really "happy" to have learned about what happened so I can bring the story with me to those who can't visit.

But please respect the fact that there is not allowed to take photos. A lot of tourist did and I find posing with friends in front of the 14 last people that have died here to be disrespectful.
Written 21 November 2022
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Hanan C
United States9 contributions
Nov 2022
High school became a prison during khmer rough time. it was a dark time for Cambodian people to have a brutal regime led by Pol Pot
Written 19 November 2022
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William G
14 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
If you have been to a Nazi Death Camp , Devils Island , Alcatraz , you get the same spooky MOJO here ! Never hurts on travels to spend a bit of time seeing just how EVIL humans can treat one another. Pol Pot was so blood thirsty the Vietcong took him out ! Killed you for wearing glasses or knowing how to read ! See this place and say a blessing.
Written 15 November 2022
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PDE1992
United Kingdom97 contributions
Nov 2022
Very interesting tour here that included the killing fields that honestly left us cold. Not one for children.
Written 15 November 2022
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DuncanTCH
Rensselaer, NY732 contributions
Nov 2022
Let’s be frank….no one goes to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to be entertained. It is definitely a massively depressing and moving experience…but also one that everyone should partake in. They have done a good job acknowledging the attrocities of the Khmer Rouge and have been as respectful as possible in presenting that story. The level of cruelty and brutality presented and described is sometime very emotionally tough to handle. But to understand Cambodia today one must understand Cambodia of the past…and the Tuol Sling Genocide Museum tells as complete of a story as possible. Just be prepared to me emotionally moved.
Written 11 November 2022
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DF-ADL
Glenelg, Australia127 contributions
Nov 2022
Learning about these atrocities from a book at school does not compare to visiting this site.
The historical recounts from the survivors are chilling, along with the historical records and evidence laid through out the site are a reminder to the pain and suffering those inturned here have suffered.
Rest in peace.
Written 8 November 2022
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Nigel M
Peterborough, UK139 contributions
Oct 2022
Terrible to see what happened here. Not a lot to look at other than hundreds of photos of inmates. The site is smaller than expected due to surrounding development
Written 8 November 2022
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