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Stupa

A memorial stupa containing about 8000 of the skulls found at the Chaeung Ek killing field site about 15 km from Phnom Penh. There are about 350 such sites in Cambodia, and yet more to be found.
My mother. My father. My uncle.

March 12th 2007
I always knew that I was going to ask the question. Still, I spent several minutes contemplating if I really was going to, and if so, how I would phrase it. "So were any of your relatives affected during the Khmer Rouge regime?" I asked as softly as I could. The guide lifted his head and looked me in the eye. "My mother. My father. My uncle. All taken away. All killed." He turned away. "Horrible. ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh

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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