In 1984, Director Ronald Jaffe made an amazing movie on the history of The Killing Fields. This movie ” The Killing Fields” is highly recommended to watch out.

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The Killing Fields near Phnom Penh is also known as Choeung Ek Genocidal Center.

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To get to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, take Monireth Blvd southwest out of the city.

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After 40 minutes (15km) your TukTuk will turn left and you will soon arrive at the Killing Fields site.

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Killing Fields are a number of sites in Cambodia where collectively more than a million people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979.

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Killing Fields is one of the destination in the world where perhaps the tourists feel the most heart-broken, pity and frighten. Killing Fields is just far from the center of Phnom Penh city around 14,5km, it takes around just 30 minutes by bus to go here, this site attract a lot of tourists to visit everyday.

Killing Fields bring to the tourists the most real and painful look about the crime of Polpot. Firstly the Choeung Ek Killing Fields is just a fruit garden, but then it was considered as Cambodian collective massacre area. Although Killing Fields is a travel destination but anyone once go deeply inside this place having the oppressive feeling, creepy by a lot of the holes where were buried collectively.

According to the statistical documents, Choeung Ek has over 20.000 people to be killed by Khmer Rouge. Since Cambodia was liberated in 1979, there were just 8.985 dead body to be found, among there are the collective tombs with the special names such as ” the tomb of 100 infants and mothers”, “the tomb of 450 dead bodies”, the tomb of 166 persons without heads”…..

Killing Fields has the area to be just as a football ground but there are a lot of the collective holes to be found in Choeng Ek. The tourists visit this place usually walk very slowly because under the ground layers still could have the dead bodies. According to the tour guides at here, there are still the white bones to be exposed in the raining season.

In the center of the Killing Fields, there is a monument of the unfortunate victims, inside that there are about 8000 brainbox, there are a lot of the savage racked methods to be done by Pol Pot at that time such as the children were beaten into the tree until died.

Take a short trip to the Killing Fields to be very mean and worthwhile for the tourists who want to understand about a heart-breaking historical period of Cambodian, this trip should be not missed once you travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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