The Little Garden
Travel Blogs from Phnom Penh
I arrived easily in Phnom Penh and the customs was easy enough, a man took a $2 bribe to grant me a visa and speed me past the queue. Outside I met Roland from Frankfurt looking for a taxi and we decided to share a $9 taxi. “That will be $15” said the taxi driver after we had climbed in! An argument ensued. Despite the fact we were …
Amster79 stayed here on Mar 4, 2013 during their trip titled: Amster79's Great Adventure.
... five buildings of the school were converted in August 1975, four months after the Khmer Rouge won the Cambodian Civil War, into a prison and interrogation center. The Khmer Rouge renamed the complex "Security Prison 21" (S-21) and construction began to adapt the school into a prison to house the inmates: the buildings were enclosed in electrified barbed wire, the classrooms converted into tiny prison and torture chambers, and all windows were covered with iron ...
... and 1978 Cambodia was under the control of the Khmer Rouge led by Pol Pot. They were a communist party who overthrew the reigning king with the intention of turning Cambodia into a communist nation. Everyone works for the good of the people not for individual gain. What actually happened was mass genocide. In the 3 years they were in power, The Khmer Rouge managed to kill off a quarter of the population. Either by overworking them and starving them to ...
... and buried on. To this day they still find bones and teeth. I would recommend greatly experiencing it. S21 was a school changed into a torture and capturing centre. This was once beautiful buildings and yard intended for school children in the middle of the city. Now, the same reds and chains remain. Barb wire through out and pictures of the victims and actual survivors! So shocking how all this happens when my parents were ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet