In addition to the tourist attractions of the world famous as the Royal Palace of Cambodia, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, … then there are other historical sites in Cambodia scary extremely during the Khmer Rouge’s genocide still always attract visitor’s curiosity.
Located approximately 15km capital Phnom Penh and takes about 30 minutes by car, killing fields Choeung Ek is a historic destination tourist attraction largest in Cambodia. This is a famous place where Pol Pot used as a collective massacre of Cambodians called Choeung Ek. Later, this place was renamed to The Killing Fields. Killing field Choeung Ek - Most feared destinations in Cambodia 13According to historical documents, in the fields of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge soldiers killed 1.7 million Cambodians according to Genocide Program at Yale University.
Currently, despite being included in tourism but any visitor to The Killing Fields are feeling choked, horror and shudder when when that came up was the remnant after the horrifying massacre.
In the killing fields, there are countless mass graves with names that any visitor listening to also see scared as: “Grave 100 infants and mothers,” “Most many corpses grave with 450 corpses” “Grave the first 166 people who do not,” “Grave 87 who have lost hands, feet” …
Upon arrival at the place of travel, tourists are quiet. They tread carefully and gently by beneath the earth they are going to remain a part of the body somewhere and pieces of clothes of those who were massacred by the Khmer Rouge genocidal regime.
Trees murder. In this tree, the trunk of the Khmer Rouge used to bang his head against children born more than 100 children. Currently, a lot of prayer rings hanging from the tree trunks in the hope of the soul of the victim is transcendence.
According to instructions from the killing fields of management, when the rainy season, the white bone fragments still being leached soils and outwardly. If travel is not careful, travelers easily trample a remaining this bones.
To share the ill-fated victims as well as the again marking the crimes of the Khmer Rouge, the Cambodian government has decided to build a monument in the middle of The Killing Fields.
Inside the monument, about 8,000 skulls inside are saved in order to record the traces of cases of torture. If you look closely the human skull, visitors will easily know how that person died because of the crevices, grooves running along, interrupted on the skull.
Besides, the instruments that the Khmer Rouge used to torture the innocent people as an ax, knife, stick … also stored in this memorial.
After visiting the Killing Fields finished, many tourists did not hold the tears and had a common feeling choked.
With an entrance price of 6 USD, each visitor will be given a map to visit the machine notes, together with the headset. There are many languages for visitors from other countries and of course no shortage of Vietnamese.