The killing fields of Cambodia.
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The killing fields of Cambodia.

The killing fields of Cambodia are about 15km south of Phnom Penh.

This is where over 9000 bodies were found, slaughtered and buried by the Pol Pot regime during the years of power, 1975-1979.

Many of the victims had been transported from S21.

This monument is filled with skulls, bones and clothing found in the many graves littered all around.

You can walk freely around this area, but the feeling is haunting and there is a cold silence everywhere.

Up to two million people died through starvation and brutal mass murder by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge regime.

It impossible to understand how a human being could afflict so much brutality on other human beings especially helpless children.

Many of the skulls are crushed or have bullet holes in them.

Many of the skulls were that of children, these skulls are stacked up shelf after shelf.

There is also huge piles of clothing in the museum that was found in the mass graves.Lots of bones are still in piles and glass cases around the site.

It was very hot the day I went yet I still felt a cold shudder as I walked around the graves that still lay quietly in the ground.

The Vietnamese army toppled the Khmer Rouge regime in 1979.

Sadly about ten million landmines were left all over Cambodia..

The Cambodian people continue to suffer.

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