I visited the genocide museum today here in Phnom Penh. It shows the history of the Khmer Rouge regime. I went alone, as Trent had already been, so the experience was rather personal. Unlike the Holocaust, not many people know about the horrors in Cambodia in the 1970s. So this museum is actually the place where they held political prisoners in Phnom Penh. Before that, it was a high school. It’s very much so a prison so there’s not a lot to see but the exhibits are telling. Photo exhibits were pulled from the Documentation Center of Cambodia but an hour-long film also was playing. Hundreds of photographs of the dead are also posted here in rememberance.
This is my last full day in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. I’ll be leaving tomorrow back to Hong Kong and then on to Shantou the next day. I’m a bit sad to be leaving the vacation life behind, but I have a lot of work to do when I get back to Shantou!