The infamous Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, now a peaceful field just outside the city, was the execution and burial site of more than 8,000 people, mostly former political prisoners, who were killed during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. A large Buddhist stupa has been constructed as a memorial and filled with the skulls of the men, women and children who perished here. A visit here is a sombre expereince but relates an important chapter in Cambodia's recent tragic history.
The journey begins in the relatively
untouched country of Laos. Continue to