Tuol Sleng

Backpacking 2009: Phnom Penh

We rode a van from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, the capital city of the Kingdom of Cambodia. The journey was about six hours. We stayed at the house of a Filipino missionary family in Phnom Penh for two nights.

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The first stop was a killing field during the Khmer Rouge regime. It was not far from the city.

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I cried when we walked around the field and saw where the people were killed and buried.

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We also visited Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. It was a former high school but was used as the notorious Security Prison 21 during the Khmer Rouge regime. We watched a sad documentary before leaving the place.

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We then capped off the day with a river cruise on the Mekong River.

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If you want to know the rest of our visit in Phnom Penh, visit this page.

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