Sunday, January 22, 2012

Down to Phnom Penh

Two days ago we made the 8 hour bus ride from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, it took most of the day. Yesterday we visited the historic genocide museum- Toul Sleng S-21, it is a school converted into a prison camp  during the civil war and is believed to be responsible for 20,000 deaths. We then visited the Killing Fields, where thousands and thousands of prisoners we executed. There is an enormous memorial that contains skulls and other bones, it is a little morbid but it is how they they honor all that were killed during the civil war and Khmer Rouge reign. We finished up the day with a tour of beautiful Watt Phnom, a Buddhist temple.

S-21 prison camp

Inside S-21

Mass graves at the killing fields

Wall Phnom

Inside Watt Phnom

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