Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra

26 Old August Site , Phnom Penh, 12301, Cambodia | 5 star hotel
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Road trip

A travel blog entry by mrs.m.wright

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We left Battambang early this morning.
This city has French colonial architecture as the French ruled here for 90 years (1863- 1954). The King of Cambodia had asked the French to come and protect them against the invasion from Thailand and Vietnam.

We heard about some of the history from our guide- Bros.This country has been through …

Thailand, here we come. :-)

A travel blog entry by theshis

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Today we said goodbye to Cambodia, and took 2 flights, from Phnom Penh to Bangkok and then from Bangkok to Koh Samui.
Since we had a long 3 hour wait in Bangkok, we tried to get on an earlier flight, but were unable to.
We found out that Bangkok Airways has a free lounge, which turned out to be great.
We landed in Koh Samui and found …

The Killing Fields.

A travel blog entry by theshis

After a great breakfast and a room change due to some tiny spiders moving into our bathroom, we took a taxi to the killing fields memorial site just outside Phnom Penh.
It was a rather sumber visit thrugh the graves, some of them still with bones and rags that used to be clothes... . Plus, the weather was scorching hot. We later went to visit …

Genocide in Cambodia - S21 and the Killing Fields

A travel blog entry by skjaer

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... to serve as torturers and executioners. Brutality was instilled and nurtured, And, of course, the executioners were themselves executed by their successors. They couldn't be trusted either.

I have been to Auschwitz, Birkenau and Dachau - Nazi concentration camps - and have seen evidence of this type of brutality and inhumanity before. But I still truly can't understand it... how people can do something like this, and in such a systematic way. And similar to the Nazis, the ...

Genocide Museum and Killing Fields

A travel blog entry by lynsey.nault

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... the age of 60 and the highest percentage is the young population. Flip the socio-economic issues of Canada?

Our local guide explained the happenings at S-21, often in graphic detail. How people were interrogated, how they were dismembered, beaten, tortured, and killed. Barbed wire was hung on balconies as prisoners would attempt to commit suicide by jumping from the second level. Prisoners were placed in little cells with only a bucket as ...

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This 5 star hotel, located on 26 Old August Site , Phnom Penh, is near Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Bamboo Island, The Dive Shop Cambodia, and NagaWorld Casino.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding