World Travel 2013-2014, The Killing Fields and Genocide Museum

Today was going to be a rather difficult day as we headed out to the Killing Field and Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh. Choeung Ek (also known as the Killing Fields) is one of the many execution grounds of the Khmer Rogue, and sits a few kilometres outside of the city of Phnom Penh. As a part of the entry there is a audio tour which really helps to explain what happened (highly recommend getting it), and the different areas of Choeung Ek. It was very sad to hear what happened to people once they arrived at one of the many Killing Fields across Cambodia.

We also made a trip to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, also know as the former S21 prison where a lot of the people who were killed at Choeung Ek were detained and tortured prior to their execution. Would have to say that visiting places like Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng is not an enjoyable experience, but it helps you realise the recent suffering this country has been through and how it must have affected the people.

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