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Tuolsburg Prison, Cambodia

From series “Famous prisons of the world”
Year: 1975.

Prison Toul Sleng is located in Cambodia. It is better known as Toul Sleng Genocide Museum today. The prison was founded by the Khmer Rouge in 1975. Prison cells were set up in the old school building. The prison worked only for four years. But Toul Sleng is considered one of the most terrible prisons in the world. More than 17,000 people were incarcerated during this period. Only a few of them managed to leave it alive. Terrible tortures and executions were carried out in prison. It was closed after four years of operation in 1979.

Tuolsburg Prison, Cambodia The Genocide Museum was opened there a year later. Tourists from all over the world visit it daily today. The prison was deliberately not reconstructed after closing. The entire situation remained unchanged in the surrounding area. There are fences entangled with barbed wire everywhere here. There are also buildings with dilapidated facades and bars on the windows. Tall palm trees and other plants make an amazing contrast to the oppressive environment. There are a lot of plants on the territory.

Special signs are attached to all the buildings of the museum. They remind visitors to refrain from smiling during the tour. Stands with photos of people who died in prison are installed in some of its halls. There are large glass containers in one of the halls. The Khmer Rouge and former prisoners' clothing is kept in them. The children's school was located in these buildings before the prison was opened in them. It was called Tuol Svay Prey. The prison was named S-21 with the beginning of the Khmer Rouge regime.

The museum was opened here. It is considered one of the scariest and most impressive in the world. It is strongly not recommended to visit it for people with the weak mind. Information stands with posters are placed throughout the museum. They illustrate the terrible torture of prisoners. The skulls of the people who died within the walls of Tuol Sleng prison recently are carefully placed in glass cabinets in some rooms. Watching a documentary is a mandatory part of the tour. It is dedicated to the history of the prison. Next - Port Arthur Prison

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ABA Bank ATM' located in 0.09 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Ravy Angkor Tours Cambodia' is located in 0.45 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Total Gas Station' in 0.26 km
Supermarket: 'CHA Shop' in 0.12 km
Parking: 'Virak Auto Garage' in 0.2 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacy Pharma@Link' in 0.14 km
Police station: 'ប៉ុស្តិ៏​នគរបាលបឹងកេងកង៣' in 0.22 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Spider Restaurant' in 0.03 km
Railway station: 'Cambodia Railway Station' in 2.56 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Pochentong Airport PNH - in 7 km
 »  Duong dong Airport PQC - in 180 km
 »  Tan Son Nhat International Airport SGN - in 205 km
 »  Angkor International Airport REP - in 239 km
 »  Battambang Airport BBM - in 251 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Tuolsburg Prison

Villa Nane

Located in 0 km from Tuolsburg Prison
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The villa is located a 30-minute drive from Phnom Penh International Airport and a 10-minute drive from the Post Office and Wat Phnom. Royal Palace … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Borann

Located in 1 km from Tuolsburg Prison
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Villa Borann is just a 10-minute walk to Wat Phnom Cultural and Historical Site, while the famous Central Market and Sorya Super Maket are within a … More: photo, rates and booking
Waterview Guesthouse

Located in 2 km from Tuolsburg Prison
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Waterview Guesthouse is a 5-minute walk to the Royal Palace of Cambodia and 1 km from the Central Market. Wat Phnom Penh Historical and Cultural Site … More: photo, rates and booking
The Sangkum Hotel

Located in 3 km from Tuolsburg Prison
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Rooms: 18
The hotel is a 10-minute walk from popular tourist attractions like the Post Office, the Old Market and the Night Market. It takes 10 minutes by car … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Tuolsburg Prison - Phnom Penh

The National Museum of Cambodia is a unique cultural center of global significance. It is located in a very spectacular building in national style. The museum presents the richest collection dedicated to the Khmer culture in the world. It counts up to 14 000 exhibits: a great number of old sculptures and paintings, bronze and ceramic items, hand-made articles and ethnographic finds. The museum includes an attractive patio with the garden where you can relax and admire exotic plants.

Perhaps, the most symbolic and touching attraction of Phnom Penh is the temple of Wat Phnom . It is located on the hilltop and surrounded by the incredibly enchanting park area. It is possible to see the temple from different districts of the capital. Despite the fact that it is quite difficult to call the temple prominent in terms of architecture, it has an immense historical value. The development of the city had started exactly from its establishment. For local residents, this is still the most important and most revered historical site.
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