Cambodia War Remnants Museum
Moving, personal and something you would not want to miss out on when coming to Siem Reap.
While the grounds look unassuming with areas sectioned off by rope…this land holds dark and quiet secrets, which at first glance is not evident until you delve a little deeper.
This is Siem Reaps version of The Killing Fields – where people were round up, then killed and buried in mass graves at this location. However, what makes coming here so uniquely different and emotionally touching is the guides have all been a victim of the Pol-Pot era.
Each of these special guides are landmine victims themselves and wanted to get together to show what happened in their country.
This is their way of sharing the experience with others who come to Cambodia, and their personal contribution to promoting peace in this world we live in.
Each has their own heart-wrenching stories which they unveil as you are lead around this unassuming area. You will hear a tale that scars humanity and left the people of Siem Reap in tatters.
You will have the opportunity to be up close to the weapons that they have excavated in this area alone and see a gallery of pictures, which brings home the true story of what really took place.
Plus you will gain a personal insight from someone who lived through this period and their own story of survival.
Cambodia War Remnants Museum has only been operating for a short time and through the support of kind hearted volunteers, they are making a way forward in promoting their message of peace.
This museum runs entirely on the small entry fee that the organization charge to keep operating.
This is a place where you will feel the sadness permeating through but also the spark of hope of a new and brighter future – not only for Cambodia but the entire world.
YOU DO NOT NEED A TEMPLE TICKET (you go through the same checkpoint as the temples and just tell the attendants where you are going).
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Telephone: 012 24 11 201 or 097 60 111 02
Admission: US $4.00 (which includes a guided tour by a victim affected by land mines).
Opening Hours: 7:30am–12pm 1:30pm–5pm
Address: Mondul III Village, Slorkram Commune, Siem Reap