Sunday, 18 November 2007

Phnom Penh "tourist spots"

Ruth says: We did the usual tourist stuff in Phnom Penh including visiting the Royal Palace which are on the top photos ( including the one with the sun shading co-ordinating monks). But we also went to the Killing Fields which is the bottom photo. We have refrained from putting some of the more gruesome pictures on the blog, but what you ca see on the bottom photo is some of the mass graves of the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime, which cover the field. It was a really traumatic place to visit, not least because in places where the paths have worn away you can see remnanats of the victims clothes and bits of bone. It is difficult to know what is the right way to commemorate all those people who suffered, but the Cambodian people feel very strongly that this is a place that people should go and visit so that they are not forgotten.

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