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TravelPod Member ReviewsLe Cyclo Phnom Penh
Great hotel, however the stairs to our room and lack of windows let it down, although the rooftop Jacuzzi was a good bonus :)
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... to kill. Bullets, however, were expensive and not worth wasting in prisoners so they were beaten to death with a variety of sticks, hoes, machetes and other everyday items. Perhaps the most shocking thing we saw was the 'killing tree', next to a grave which had held only the bodies of children and women, which had been used by soldiers holding the feet of babies to smash their heads against - if one member of a finally was sentenced to death often the ...
We then drove on to Phnom Penh. Arrived at the most luxurious hotel of our whole trip the Sofitel.
Spent the evening at the bar/ restaurant. Pure luxury.
... in a day. We hired a tuk tuk driver for the day and our first stop was the S-21 prison, which was once a school turned into a prison during the Khymer Rouge regime. The school had four blocks; A, B, C, and D and had been used to prison 20,000 people during 1975-1979 (3 years, 8 months and 20 days). The prison is still there to walk around and there are many exhibits showing pictures of the prisoners and ...
... the population are over 60 years of age and 50% are under 18.
It is estimated that as many as 500,000 Cambodian people died directly as a result of the US carpet bombing of Cambodia from 1969 to 1973. Several hundred thousand more died from displacement, disease or starvation during this period.
The US bombing campaign helped in the recruitment drive of the Khmer Rouge, a previously marginalized gorilla organization, as many peasants ...
Ah Mekong Express Limousine Bus - 2 of these words in this sentence are utter lies.....not sure what the definition of 'limousine' is; but this bus sure wasn't. Ditto for the use of 'express' in the name.
The journey is around 6 hours, add some on for the fact that most of the road is knackered, or being constructed on. The bus driver ...