The two pictures here of tall ceremonial looking monuments are there to celebrate the countries Independence from France in 1953. The one taken at night is to celebrate the King who lead them to Independence, King Sihanouk.
The other picture at night is of some random temple in the city. There are so many temples everywhere so it really wasn’t that interesting to me. The last picture is on me at the end of a nice sunset cruise coming back to the city banks.
This is a picture of the Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh. It has never been used for an Olympics, but I do believe they have played world cup qualifying matches here. I went to visit and noticed they had a weight set inside the stadium. It was a simple set up. Just two bars a squat rack and a bench. So the next day I got out there and got in my first lift since leaving for Asia! It was great! I didn’t know how much I was lifting because of the kilogram to pounds conversion, but the local sure liked to watch.
These pictures were from the S21 prison. It was a high school turned into top secret torchering compound. Members of the military would be brought here to be torchered by Pol Pot’s evil regime. Most of them, if not killed here, were sent by truck to the killing fields.
These photos show the actually killing fields. There were mass graves where as many as 450 bodies were found. It one grave over a 100 bodies were found without heads. The picture of the tree was a particularly horrifying thing to see as you can tell by the sign next to it. After beating the babies to death they were thrown into the graves with there naked mothers and other children.
On a more relaxed note here are some creepy crawls and bugs I ate at a night market. Also pictured is me enjoying a local brew.
Next to come I venture, tomb raider style, into Siem Reap to explore Angkor Wat!