Daytour Phnom Penh (Killing Fields)

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Bones, clothes and skulls of 20.000 (!) people. Adults and children...

Today we have visited the main 'attraction' in Phnom Phen. A very said place to visit. It's strange to visit a place like this on your holiday trip, as a tourist, but o so important. First of all because it is a proof of the worst acts of the regime and to give tribute to the victims. It is almost not to believe that this all occurred only 30 years ago.

The Killing fields were a number of sites in Cambodia where large numbers of people were killed and buried by the Kmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979, immediately after the end of the Vietnam War.

At least 200,000 people were executed by the Khmer Rouge (while estimates of the total number of deaths resulting from Khmer Rouge policies, including disease and starvation, range from 1.

The killing fields.
4 to 2.2 million out of a population of around 7 million). In 1979, Vietnam invaded and toppled the Khmer Rouge regime, which was officially called Democratic Kampuchea.

Beside the Killing Fields we also visited the Genocide Museum. When Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, this former high school was converted into the detention and interrogation center. Political enemies 'suspected of treason' were brought here and tortured for confessions. The brutal history of this place, Toul Sleng was documented by the Khmer Rouge themselves in the postmortem photos of many of the victims.

At last we did a small tour through the city, we saw the palace, made a quick visit to the National Museum and some other nice places.

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The area around the killing fields.
The area around the killing fields.
The area around the killing fields.
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The killing fields.
The killing fields.
The killing fields.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
A blackbord of the former school..
A blackbord of the former school..
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
The place where they hang people t…
The place where they hang people …
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Old clothes of the victims...
Old clothes of the victims...
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
The cells..
The cells..
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
The cells..
The cells..
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.
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The Toul Sleng Genocide Museum fr…
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The just built a tent for a weddi…
Along the road in Phnom Penh.
Along the road in Phnom Penh.
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Out tuk tuk driver...
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Photo with 'tourbuddy' Boy from A…
A monument!?!?
A monument!?!?
The Cambodian flag..
The Cambodian flag..
The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh..
The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh..
The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh..
The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh..
The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh..
The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh..
The National Museum in Phnom Penh.
The National Museum in Phnom Penh.
The National Museum in Phnom Penh.
The National Museum in Phnom Penh.
The National Museum in Phnom Penh.
The National Museum in Phnom Penh.
The National Museum in Phnom Penh.
The National Museum in Phnom Penh.
On the road in Phnom Penh.
On the road in Phnom Penh.
On the road in Phnom Penh.
On the road in Phnom Penh.
In a park of Phnom Penh.
In a park of Phnom Penh.
On the road in Phnom Penh.
On the road in Phnom Penh.
On the road in Phnom Penh.
On the road in Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh
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