GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Choeung Ek, the site of a former orchard and mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge - killed between 1975 and 1979 - is located about 17 kilometres south of Phnom Penh. It is the best-known of the sites known as ""The Killing Fields"".

Address: Choeung Ek, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Phone: +855 23 305 371

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MASS GRAVES

Mass graves containing 8,895 bodies were discovered at Choeung Ek after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. Many of the dead were former political prisoners who were kept by the Khmer Rouge in their Tuol Sleng detention center.

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MUSEUM-EXHIBITION

The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek consist of mass graves, a buddhist stupa exhibiting the remains of thousands of Khmer Rouge victims, and a museum with historical artefacts.

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SKULLS STUPA

The stupa has acrylic glass sides and is filled with more than 5,000 human skulls exhumed from mass graves. Some of the lower levels are opened during the day so that the skulls can be seen directly. Many have been shattered or smashed by the Khmer Rouge soldiers.

MASS GRAVES

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Cambodia-(2017-July-August)---Phnom-Penh---Killing-Fields-of-Choeung-Ek---Mass-Graves---18328-cover

Mass graves containing 8,895 bodies were discovered at Choeung Ek after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. Many of the dead were former political prisoners who were kept by the Khmer Rouge in their Tuol Sleng detention center.

MUSEUM-EXHIBITION

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Cambodia-(2017-July-August)---Phnom-Penh---Killing-Fields-of-Choeung-Ek---Museum-Exhibition---20145-cover

The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek consist of mass graves, a buddhist stupa exhibiting the remains of thousands of Khmer Rouge victims, and a museum with historical artefacts.

SKULLS STUPA

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Cambodia-(2017-July-August)---Phnom-Penh---Killing-Fields-of-Choeung-Ek---Skulls-Stupa---20127-cover

The stupa has acrylic glass sides and is filled with more than 5,000 human skulls exhumed from mass graves. Some of the lower levels are opened during the day so that the skulls can be seen directly. Many have been shattered or smashed by the Khmer Rouge soldiers.

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