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... jams. We pulled up and he left us to it again. We paid the entry and received our audio guide. We had read this is a very good guide for the place. You followed a set route and pressed the corresponding number once at the destination. We started down the main straight and the guide explained a little about the place. Basically this is where everyone was bought to be killed. We started at the truck stop. As it sounds this was where the trucks stopped for the prisoners ...
It has been a fun few days in PP. Very interesting to say the very least. I feel like we almost had two totally different and distinct visit in our short time. When we first checked into our hotel and I use that term hotel lightly, it was in a great location. It was on the Riverwalk about a block away from the Royal Palace and the famous FCC, the Foreign Correspondence Club, where much of the foreign press held up during the Khmer Rouge turmoil of the seventies. We ...
... up was Tuol Sleng prison. Before execution at the Killing Fields, prisoners were imprisoned here awaiting torture from their jailers. Normally I would have found this okay. I have been to prisons before and seen the vile conditions but this was no ordinary prison. This was once a school (the Khmer Rouge forbid education) and in the rooms, you could see the various instruments of torture, lying next to blackboards.
As we were walking round, old men kept trying to get ...
... been hit on the head. And children were no exception. The brutality was overwhelming. After a short rest in the hotel we went downtown and walked around by the river where lots of people were walking with their families. The trees had lights on them and so did the monument to the King. Then to dinner. We were treated to a lecture and slide presentation by a local university teacher about the Cambodian culture. Nice ...
... to an end after the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia. Around 20,000 mass graves known as 'Killing Fields' have been found throughout the country. Back to Phnom Penh: In the center of the city is The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also known as Security Prison (S-21). This converted high school became one of 150 interrogation and execution centers, and as many as 20,000 prisoners were brutally tortured before being killed. They were each tortured into naming family members and ...