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Killing fields

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sunny 31 °C

Following our visit to the S-21 Museum, we headed to the killing fields.

Other than the actual fields themselves, the site has a memorial building, which holds the skulls, sorted by age and gender, of everyone found on these fields.
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The fields themselves are not extremely impressive, but the information associated with it is "out of this world".
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Pieces of clothing and bones can be seen piercing through the ground as we walk around. Signs explain what was done in certain areas (i.e "this tree was used to hang a PA sistem that played music to cover the moans of the people as they were beaten to death", or "this tree was used to kill children, they were attached and beat against the trunk").

Indeed, bullets were scarced and expensive, so most people where beaten with a hammer to they death, or close enough, before being covered by other bodies and DDT (to cover the smell!).

Overall, this day was quite the thing. Upon walking out, our Tuk Tuk driver asked uf we wanted to go to the orphanage. We decided we had seen enough human suffering and decided to safely head back to the hostel......

Posted by Mistrale 06:51 Archived in Cambodia

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