This former school was converted by the Khmer Rouge regime into a prison when they came to power in 1975. It was mainly used for purges within the Khmer Rouge. The Vietnamese Army 'liberated' it in 1979, finding 8 survivors... out of the more than 8000 prisoners registered.
Each prisoner was photographed, and Tuol Sleng now acts as a museum to the genocide. It is a sober and simple display of human horror. Not for the squeamish, but definitely worth seeing to understand Cambodia better.
Southern suburbs, as indicated in any guide book, by any hotel or moto-driver.
Nothing much interesting I found in Phnom Penh frankly speaking. I think Siem Reap is much more better than Phnom Penh. Lovely atmosphere compare to this Capital of Cambodia itself.
Busy road one thing, pollution another thing. But what I most quite admired when I spent my day in lazy fish restaurant, chilled out there, reading and waiting for a sun set coming down from the east side of Boeng Kak lake. The restaurant was just right on the lake, floating, where the panorama and the environment here I considered peace and harmony compared to town.
Try it, sure you gonna love it.
Fondest memory: Fondest memory, when I visiting genocide museum. I noticed that everyone who visiting these place usually will be silent and symphatized to the late victims.
So do I......
Genocidal Tuol Sleng Museum, a retention and torture center of Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. They all burried in Choeung Ek of Killing Fields, 15 km away from Phnom Pehn.
Fondest memory: Scary!