As our tuk tuk driver drove further and further out of Phnom Penh city and wound through the dusty lanes to bring us to Choeung Ek, the site of the most well-known killing fields site - I couldn't help but wonder if he was bringing us to the right place.

We passed by padi fields, rural houses where people lived & small businesses before we arrived at the memorial site - it seems hard to believe that close to 9000 people were executed here - and the surroundings supposedly haven't changed much from before.

We wandered through the site, audio guide in hand, stopping at numbered signs to listen to stories of the people who laid in those graves - mass graves for those who "leaked" information to the CIA/KGB, mass graves for women, for infants... Oh Cambodia, it saddens me to listen to your story.
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#phnompenh #choeungek #killingfields #cambodia #wanderlust #wandering #adventuresinseasia
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  • cherijustyneAs our tuk tuk driver drove further and further out of Phnom Penh city and wound through the dusty lanes to bring us to Choeung Ek, the site of the most well-known killing fields site - I couldn't help but wonder if he was bringing us to the right place.

    We passed by padi fields, rural houses where people lived & small businesses before we arrived at the memorial site - it seems hard to believe that close to 9000 people were executed here - and the surroundings supposedly haven't changed much from before.

    We wandered through the site, audio guide in hand, stopping at numbered signs to listen to stories of the people who laid in those graves - mass graves for those who "leaked" information to the CIA/KGB, mass graves for women, for infants... Oh Cambodia, it saddens me to listen to your story.
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    #phnompenh #choeungek #killingfields #cambodia #wanderlust #wandering #adventuresinseasia

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