Trip Start Mar 21, 2006
31Trip End Mar 20, 2007
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We also went to the killing fields of of Choeng Ek. This is where the poor people were taken after S-21 to be killed and dumped in mass graves, the monument here is filled with the skulls of the victims, a mixture of innocent people and former Khmer rouge personnel who fell out of favour with Pol Pot.
Despite these recent horrors that accounted for 1 life in 7 over the whole countries population the people remain vehemently proud of their national identity. We went to the royal Palace and there you could see the pride on the peoples faces as they looked up at the solid crystal Buddha, and the 90kg solid gold buddha here as well, remembering that no matter what, these peoples forefathers built Anglor Wat so what else matters?