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road to Cheuong Ek

The muddy road to the 'killing fields'
Monsoon, mud, and the macabre side of Phnom Penh

July 22nd 2006
After we arrived in PP and settled in for the night, there was a hard rain for most of the night. In the morning, I hired a motorbike taxi to take me out the Cheuong Ek “Killing Fields” memorial about 9 miles to the southwest of the city. It may be overprotective of me, but I didn’t want the kids to have to face the darker side of Cambodia’s history. I did tell them the story of what ha ... read more
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Cambodian Flag Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
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