Phnom Penh

13th Mar 2016 – 15th Mar 2016. 2 nights.
13,792km travelled. 2,582km travelled excluding flights.

The bus picked me up from the hostel which was nice. It was about seven hours to get to the capital Phnom Penh.

The hostel was nice. There was a building site next door that people appeared to be squating in.

The Choeung Ek Genocidal Center (one of the Killing Fields) is about 25 minutes from the city centre. Almost 9000 bodies were found in mass graves after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. Farm equipment was used as bullets were too expensive. The whole site is really very small.

You weren't allowed to take photos inside the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (also known as S-21) which was used as a prison and interrogation centre.

The rest of the city had some nice buildings like the Independent Monument, Royal Palace and Supreme Court.