PEr FYI

February 2, 2011

Genocide Museum TUOL SLENG, Phnom Penh…visit this to understand the shocking horrors of the Khmer Rouge madness

If you don’t have the time to visit the Killing Fields (located 14.5 kilometers) outside of the city, the Genocide Museum is accessible and educational. The museum is a very disturbing place to visit and a good way to learn more about the very important and eerily not-so-distant past of this country.

Tuol Sleng used to be a high school in a lovely residential neighbouthood but was transformed into a place of torture and death during the terrifying reign of Pol Pot. Tousands of people were brought here to be interrogated (tortured) by Khmer Rouge. Most were later taken to the nearby killing fields to be put to death.

There are pictures of all the victims and some of the horrible things done to them. You can still see some of the torture devices and traces of blood. The exhibits are labeled well in English. You will hardly believe the deep horrors the victims faced until you step into the blood-stained prison yourself and looking into their terrified eyes in the black and white photos. Your stomach may turn at some of the displays here.

It is essential to visit Tuol Sleng to understand the shocking horros ofthe Khmer Rouge madness. It’s the most profound museum experience I have ever been to. Your trip to Cambodia would not be complete if you miss this. It is a must see!

It’s unbelievable to think that all these atrocities happened in my lifetime, 1975-1979. If there is a hell, Pol Pot would be burning in the hottest corner. This is the true truth because I still say it as it is…

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2 Comments »

  1. i love it

    Comment by facebook — February 18, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

  2. It is a good thing to go here if you want to understand the Cambodian people better.

    Comment by famousmr — April 22, 2011 @ 1:09 am


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