Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

There isn't really anything we feel we could say which would do justice to the memories of the people who suffered at Tuol Sleng apart from that we simply couldn't believe that this was allowed to happen so very recently. Tuol Sleng was a school before it was converted into a prison and torture facility by the Khmer Rouge, and the bright yellow floors and cheerful blue paint are a horrific contrast to the terrible things that happened here. The prison has been left exactly as it was, as though everyone had left just before we walked in; we spent a very sobering morning here before deciding we couldn't bear to go to the Killing Fields.

^ We were quite glad to see this sign, as Kat had nearly punched 
a group of Chinese tourists who were doubled up laughing in 
front of a torture exhibit at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh 

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