Choeung Ek Genocidal Center | Killing Fields Of Pol Pot
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Understanding Cambodia's PastThe Choeung Ek Genocidal Center is not the most exciting destination, but it is definitely a necessary one for visitors to Phnom Penh. Even those aware of Cambodia's horrific past will leave with a deeper understanding of what happened in the country and right here, the site of mass graves holding the remains of thousands of people. A visit to the site is literally stunning: As you explore the grounds, guided by an audio tour, it becomes increasingly inconceivable that such a beautiful place could have been the site of such horrors. You will most likely leave in tears, but also with a better appreciation for the kindness and resilience of the Cambodian people that you encounter on your travels.