Choeung Ek is one of a number of sites known as the ‘Killing Fields’. This area situated 17 kilometres from Phnom Pehn is the most well-known and tourist-visited of the above sites due to its link with the Tuol Sleng Prison (or S-21).
Over a period of 4 years (1975-1979), after the Vietnam war, over 17,000 inmates from Tuol Sleng were exterminated here and their bodies buried in mass graves.
During its reign, The Khmer Rouge, executed over 1.3 million people, a quarter of the population, including woman and children, who did not adhere to its policies or were connected with the former or any foreign governments. From research carried out around the Killing fields, it is estimated that these bodies came out of just over 20,000 mass graves.
You will find a Buddhist Stupa, on the site which holds the skulls of many who were discovered here, as well as a tree sign boarded with the name Chankiri Tree, where many children died at the hands of their laughing executors. Humour signified contempt and spared their necks.
This area, of begging children, pitted ground and scattered human bones, is now a memorial to the many who senselessly died at the hands of the Khmer Rouge and is a reminder of the travesties of the not too distant past.
This Jordan tour explores the country's scenery, history and culture, adding special experiences in Salt, Bethany and the Azrac & Shaumari desert nature reserves to the classic sites of Jerash, Petra, the Dead Sea and Wadi Rum.
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Hurghada has transformed in recent years from a small Red Sea fishing village into a vibrant tourist hot-spot.
Re-capture the by-gone era of the Nile. Royalty, British Aristocrats and Celebrities alike, cruised the Nile by Dahabiya during the British Colonisation of Egypt, which lasted from 1882 until 1952.
Famed for its diversity and beauty, Kerala is one of the most charming and captivating regions in India, and is often described as ‘God’s own country’.
I used to live and work in Tanzania and during that time my work took me to all corners of the Country, which included Arusha, Moshi and Kilimanjaro.