An important but difficult day ahead as your guide takes you on a journey through Cambodia’s tragically sad recent history.
Learn all about the turbulent Khmer Rouge years, under the brutal dictatorship of Pol Pot, with visits to Tuol Sleng, a high school turned interrogation prison known as S–21 during the Khmer Rouge era and now a genocide museum. Two survivors of the brutal S-21 prison era, Chum Mey & Bou Meng, re-visit the museum most days to share their story with the world.
After visiting the genocide museum, you’ll head to Cheung Ek, a location memoralised in the 1984 film “The Killing Fields.”
Here you’ll visit a large memorial commemorating the 17,000 victims who died there at the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Having taken place in the mid to late 1970s, this is recent history. While a sombre reminder of just how cruel humans can be to one another, these visits will also provide an appreciation of the struggle that Cambodian people have faced and their tremendous courage & bravery to move on and rebuild their nation.