Tuol Sleng

Tuol Sleng

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Tuol Sleng , the name of the prison in Central Phnom Penh where some 15,000 inmates were tortured to death.

Occupying a square kilometer located close to the Russian Market, Tol Sleng is another memento of the failed Khmer Rouge regime. It’s many rooms document the pointless existence of the inmates before they were tortured or executed.

Out of 17,000 prisoners, there are only 12 known survivors.


It takes roughly 2 hours to get around the museum.

There are some interesting confessions from the many prisoners, and from the guards and staff.

Many of the top cadres and officiaries were tried for international war crimes, with limited success, due to their age and difficulty in gathering evidence.



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