The Horrifying Truth
The Killing Fields
I saw light, like the sunrise, when I got to the border but I felt nervous until today - when I get complete freedom. - Dith Pran
We started the day mentally preparing for the day excursion to the infamous Killing Fields. We bargained with the tuk tuk driver to take us for a total of $10 USD there and back and opting out of going to S21.
An ominous feeling overwhelms you as you enter the gate as you are about to walk on the grounds of where major atrocities took place. Proceeding to pay our $6 USD for entry and the audio guide, which was included with the price and was extremely helpful, the sadness began. Listening to the stories and how they killed the people who came there was devastating. Walking along the mass graves and seeing the uncovered bones appearing as rain washes away the earth was unsettling.The skulls in the Memorial Stupa show the evils of mankind as countless lives were lost for absolutely no reason.
Total Cost = $16 USD
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Julie traveled through Cambodia from November 2015 until December 9, 2015