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Genocide Museum

View over what was the school playground. The climbing equipment was used to torture inmates. The white blocks seen are memorials to the 14 people found tortured to death, chained to their beds when the Vietnamese liberated the prison.
The Genocide Museum and Wat Phnom

December 30th 2018
This morning was very interesting but upsetting and somewhat depressing. After breakfast we got a ‘grab’ taxi to the genocide museum. This museum is in the site of the old S21 prison, used by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. It was originally built as a high school and the plain buildings surrounded by houses in the middle of a city seem out of place with what occurred there. We chose to get ... 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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