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  • Address: Roluos Village
  • Hours: Daily 8am-5pm
  • Admission: $6

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Killing Fields of Choeung Ek

A trip to this historic spot just 15 kilometers south of Phnom Penh is not for the faint of heart. Known as The Killing fields, some one million Cambodians were murdered here by the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979. Nearly 9,000 bodies have been discovered—including former prisoners from Tuol Sleng.

A Buddhist stupa marks the memorial, and visitors can gaze through its clear walls at some 5,000 human skulls—all victims of the bloody regime. Dozens of mass graves are visible and it is not uncommon for travelers to find human bones, teeth or discarded clothing here—particularly after heavy rains—as a large number of people are still buried in shallow graves.

Practical Info

Choeung Ek is located at Roluos Village in the Dangkor District, 15 kilometers outside of the capital. It’s easily accessible by car, motor-taxi or bus. Admission is US$6 and helpful audio tours are included in the price.

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Phnom Penh Hop On Hop Off

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Explore Phnom Penh city with this air-conditioned Shuttle Bus! Visit the must-see sites such as Killing Fields and Prison S21 on a safe, comfy & clean tour ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.00
5-Night Cambodia Tour to Angkor Wat from Phnom Penh by Air, Phnom Penh, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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5-Night Cambodia Tour to Angkor Wat from Phnom Penh by Air

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This comprehensive introduction to Cambodia takes you to sites that reveal the country's tragic recent history and the inspiring UNESCO World Heritage-listed ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $1,125.00
Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields, Phnom Penh, ... 
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Historical Phnom Penh Small-Group Tour, including Genocide Museum and Killing Fields

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Discover the history and horror of Phnom Penh’s past on this half-day, small-group tour. Follow the path of one of the most tragic times of the 20th century – ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.00
Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour, Phnom Penh, Cultural Tours
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Phnom Penh Full-Day Small-Group City Tour

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Spend the day learning about Phnom Penh's past and present. Delve into the region's dark history and how it has shaped into the Cambodia of today. Visit somber ...  Read more

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.00

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