Writing on the Wall, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

Between 1975-1979 Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia, which they renamed Democratic Kampuchea. Their tyrannical rule saw the deaths of over two million Cambodians, either through forced labour, starvation or political executions. A Vietnamese invasion brought the Khmer Rouge’s rule to an abrupt end, but the damage done to the country of Cambodia has not been eradicated so speedily. The scars are very visible but appear to be being dealt; the excellent tribute, memorial and museum, located in a part of the country which was known as the Killing Fields just outside Phnomh Penh is an essential for any visitor to this beautiful and recovering country.

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