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Killing Fields

Posted by archiebaby on 29/9/2007 at 14:43

I want to visit the Killing Fields in late Oct 07. who should I book a tour with & how much should I pay? How far from PP is the trip.
Thanks

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Posted by tails101 on 29/9/2007 at 21:20

Unless you want a guided tour (which I guess are offered, but don't know for sure) - you can just hire a moto or tuk-tuk to take you there and back.

I can't remember what I paid several years ago for a tuk-tuk, but it wasn't a lot.

The killing fields are approx 15km from PP.

I'd recommend visiting S21 in PP before going to the killing fields which are now a tranquil and very peaceful place.

Cheers,
Mark.

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Posted by rakhee2108 on 30/9/2007 at 05:57

Hi, I just got a tuk-tuk from outside my guesthouse for the ride to the Killing Fields. It cost $5 return in June 2007 (low season).

A visit to S21 is also highly recommended.

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Posted by Skowl on 30/9/2007 at 06:15

If you pay $8 - $10 you can get a tuk tuk to bring you to the killing fields, S-21, a shooting range (if that's your kind of thing, it wasn't mine) and the russian markets all in one day.

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Posted by drlang946 on 3/10/2007 at 00:12

Good advice above - no need to plan or reserve just look for a moto or a Tuk Tuk or - and this is my opinion - a Taxi driver if you want to avoid the dust on the roads and have a bit of AC. I paid $20 for the entire day shooting range, killing fields, S21, russian market and anywhere else if I was so inclined.

They are easy to find (more accurately they are hard to avoid) along the river road. Chat a few up, find one who speaks some decent English settle on the price and off you go. Hotels usually get a commission so the price may be higher but they would do the interviewing for you to find an English speaking driver.

There are usually guides hanging around the Killing Fields and S21 though if it is a busy day they may be all engaged. Your taxi/tuktuk driver may fill in unofficially if they are knowledgeable.

Just be prepared for depression after the Killing Fields and S21.

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Posted by marianwarren on 3/10/2007 at 15:46

There is a large photo above one of the doorways at S21 which made me cry - and negated (for me) the need for the trip to the Killing Fields - I couldn't imagine anything more poignant than that imagery. Regards Marian

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Posted by inthroughthebathroomwindow on 11/10/2007 at 19:47

How long does it take to get to S21 from PP? And how long do you recommend spending there?

Thanks!

#7 inthroughthebathroomwindow has been a member since 1/8/2007. Posts: 3

Posted by Lother on 12/10/2007 at 00:08

S21 is in Phnom Penh. As to how long you want to spend there, that really depends on you. 45 mins might be enough for you, but then again, you could spend two hours taking it all in.

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Posted by GOLDEN_GOH1980 on 12/10/2007 at 15:02

Hello,

don;t pay more than 7 USD for a tuk tuk to take you around for a whole day. Well, unless you feel charitable.

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