Saturday, June 25, 2011

Snapshot Saturday: Behind Barbs

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh

Ol' Chao Ponhea Yat High School turned prison (Security Prison 21) by the Khmer Rouge. These barbed wires, tiled floor, and shutters were silent witnesses to the imprisonment, torture, and death of thousands.

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8 comments:

Markyramone said...
July 12, 2011 at 2:42 PM

I've wanted to visit Genocide Museum more than I'd want to step foot on Ankor Wat - okay, it's a tie between those two. I can't imagine the feeling knowing 2-4 million Cambodians died in a span of a few years under the Khmer Rouge regime.

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 12, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Visiting the museum will leave you a harrowing feeling. I felt sad all night :(

Ian said...
July 13, 2011 at 12:03 AM

What's the history behind it?

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 13, 2011 at 5:42 AM

The Khmer Rouge (communist regime), led by Pol Pot, captured people suspected against them. Tortured them to tell the truth about their plans/actions of activism. A lot of innocent people were involved.

Tripper10 said...
July 21, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Kawawa naman yung mga inosenteng nadamay... :(
Thanks sa info Ma'am...

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
July 21, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Kawawa talaga. I felt really sad when we left the museum.

Lupe said...
March 7, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Hi, thanks for the post. Me and my travel buddy will visit Siem Reap and Pnom Penh this March 21, I read an article about money currency that it's better to bring more US dollars for payments since Cambodia use it for large purchases (e.g. hotel fees) than their own currency, which is use only for small fees (e.g. bottled water), is this true? Is it really better for us to bring more USD then change small fraction from our pocketmoney into Cambodian money? thanks in advance!!!

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
March 7, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Yup, they accept dollars there. But I suggest you have some currency changed too. You'd need small change in some places :)

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