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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21 Prison)

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A school converted into Cambodia's most important prison in 1975.

More than 14,000 people were tortured here before being killed at the Killing Fields; only 8 prisoners made it out alive.

The museum is easily accessible and a must-see for everyone interested in Cambodia's horrific recent past. The infamous "skull map" has been dismantled, although there are still skulls stacked in cabinets, implements of torture and disturbing photographs of people dying.

For an introduction and further reading, try David Chandler's "Voices from S-21" (ISBN 0520222474). Documentary movie "S-21" can be purchased throughout Phnom Penh for US$1.50-2.

Just a warning to those who patronise the souvenir shop here. Don't get conned into buying some vintage Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega watches. They are fakes and are worthless. The lady owner is very convincing and she will tell you that it is a collection from her husband.

Type of place: Museum
Costs: US$3
Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Street address: Street 113, Boeng Keng Kang 3, Chamkar Morn
Telephone: +855 23 300-698

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