Prior to 1975 Choeung
Ek, south west of Phnom Penh was a Chinese Cemetery and orchard.
is such a sad place yet at the same time a beautiful place, very
peaceful and serene.
Itís hard to understand the horrors that took place here and to think
this is just one of many thousands of Killing Fields throughout
Khmer people want everyone to
remember what happened in Cambodia and many of them visit
Choeung Ek as they believe this to be the final
resting place for many of their relatives.
the victims were tortured and interrogated at Toul Sleng
Security Prison 21, the Khmer Rouge then sent them to the Cheung
Ek Killing Fields, located 19 kilometers from Phnom Penh for
are many, many mass graves and a memorial stupa containing
thousands of cracked skulls of men, women and children exhumed
from 129 mass graves.
estimated that around 40,000 Cambodians were murdered at Cheung
Ek between 1975-1978.
can still see bits of clothing, bones and teeth half buried in
the ground you are walking on.
amongst all this are the children running after you wanting you
to take a photo of them, at a cost of course.
site can be very disturbing and not recommended for those who
are shocked easily.
glad I went there but just thinking about it is so very sad.
7.30am - 11am
2pm - 5pm
Entry Fee: $3
Choeung Ek is15 kilometers Southwest of Phnom Penh.
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