Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields.

Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
Trip End Dec 31, 2020

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Wednesday, December 7, 2005

A bus trip took us down to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia where we elbowed our way through the annoying touts and with some help from passerby Westerners, found ourselves a cheap but OK guesthouse, for our 2 day stay.

Most people go to Phnom Penh to sort out visas and to learn more about Cambodia's history by visiting the Killing fields and the infamous Tuol Sleng Prison which is now a museum. As we had decided not to try and squeeze Vietnam into this trip we didn't have to worry about visas and so got on with the business of learning more of Cambodia's recent history.

Some 2 million Cambodians died in the Disastrous Pol Pot Regime, many tortured before death. It is another sobering experience to see again examples of man's inhumanity to man and wonder how the world didn't realize what was happening.

The exhibitions at the museum where quite well done and there was also a short movie which included interviews. A memorial has been erected at one of the major killing fields but mass graves have been found all over the country.
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