Attraction

The Killing Fields Museum

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Killing Fields

The Killing Fields in Cambodia are where the Khmer Rouge regime executed over 1.5 million people between 1975 and 1979 and is a humbling, eerie place to visit during your trip.

The best known monument is located in the village of Choeung Ek, with a killing field marked by a Buddhist stupa with acrylic glass sides filled with over 5,000 human skulls. This pilgrimage site shows, in part, some of Cambodia's gruesome history. 


Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes

A place of torture between 1975 and 1978, a trip to the museum comes hand in hand with the Killing Fields. It stands as a time capsule for the terrible Khmer Rouge crimes that lead more than 17,000 people held at the Security Prison 21 to the fields themselves. The museum is home to room after room of harrowing displays including photographs that are horrifying yet deeply moving. It's highly recommended as a day-trip to learn more about Cambodia's darker history.