Phnom Penh was quite a surprise: on Saturday night it had a great atmosphere around the palace area as people were sitting outside on the gras and enjoying life. It was a wild mixture of people also including quite some monks.
What we saw and experienced the next day wasn’t easy to digest and I think it changed us for good. It was by far the saddest day of the whole trip. I am pretty sure I wouldn’t find the right words to describe the killings fields of Choeung Ek – all I can tell you is that we find it to be a must-see in order to understand Cambodia and make genocide like this not happen again.
After we took our time to digest our first impressions not only at the killing fields but also in the Tuol Sleng Museum also called S-21 we moved on to see the Royal Palace (which was a very weird mixture of sightseeing – we suggest to take the day off after the killing fields). The Royal Palace is really nice to the with its traditional Khmer roofs and the calm atmosphere in its gardens.
Loads of people on the street…
Special range extender….
A mausoleum at the killing fields… the rest is without words…
Food we ate after… but both didn’t really finish even though ti was delicious
Visiting the palace
Didn’t stay out late but the night life looked promising