Phnom Penh

29 Feb

We explored villages and landscapes near The Choeund Ek Killing Fields on quad bikes.

It was an amazing experience as children would run up to the roads and wave, giving the biggest smiles.

Most of the roads we drove on were dirt roads throughout the villages. I found it a bit scary at one point as we had to drive on the main road, the traffic over here is crazy. Furthermore, it was the first time I have ever driven on a road with big lorries and million of scooters.

Afterwards we went to the Tuol Svay Museum, the S-21 prison; which was a high school that was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces in 1975, making the class rooms into torture rooms. The Khmer Rouge leaders kept records of their barbarism, by photographing each prisoner, which were displayed there.  It was just awful to see. We also went to the Killing Fields, where most of the 17,000 detainees held at S-21 were executed. There were also many children killed there. We could see bones, teeth and clothing left from the victims. It was just horrifying!

2 Responses to “Phnom Penh”

  1. jon olav vik (kommende svigerfar til margareth) :-) March 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    følge med ennå – kjekt å lese og se bilder – blitt litt mindre kommentarer i det siste 🙁

    • Kat Breivik March 4, 2012 at 2:42 am #

      AAaa saa kjekt atte du folger med ennaa, det gjer ingenting om du ikkje kommenterer men alltid kjekt aa horre i fra dere:) Haaper du og familien har det bra:)

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