In the past"Tuol Sleng"Museum was one of the secondary school in the capital, called "Tuol Svay Prey"High School. After the 17th April 1975 Khmer Rouge Regime holded on the power and transformed it in to a prison called"S21"(Security Office 21) which was a biggest in Kampuchea Democratic. It was surrounded with the double wall of corrugated iron, surmounted by dense barbed wires.The classrooms on the ground and the first floors were pierced and divided into individual cells, where as the ones on the second floor used for mass detention. Several thousands of victimes (peasents, workers, technicians, engineers, doctors, teachers,students, buddhist monks, ministers, soldiers, foreigners,etc...) were imprisoned and exterminated with their wives and their children. there are a lot of evidences here proving the atrocities of Pol Pot clique: cells, instrument of torture, dossires and documents, list of prisoner's names, mugshots of victimes, their clothes and their belonging's.
After there was not enough space to bury corpses in the S-21 when more and more prisoners were executed, and partly in order to avoid the spread and epidemic. May be in the mid of 1976, Chhoeung Ek was chosen, as a new location for execution and a burial site for freshly killed corpses from S-21. With a tremendous Memorial Stupa of the Chhoeung Ek Genocideal Center, we imagine that we are hearing the grievous voice of the victims who were beaten to death by the killers with canes, bamboo stumps or head of hoes, and were stabbed with knives or swords.We seem to be looking at the horrifying scenes and the panic, stricken faces of the people who were dying of starvetion, forced labor or torture without mercy upon the skinny body and they died without giving the last words to their kith and kin. How bitter were they when seeing their beloved children, wives,husbands, brothers or sisters were seized and tightly bound and taken to the mass graves while they were waiting for their turn to come and share the same tragic lot?
Information about tour
Morning tour : 10:00-10:30am (Hotels pick up)
Afternoon tour : 01:00 - 01:30 pm ( Hotel pick up )
Bus Tour Killing Fields & Prison S21 :
-Morning Departure: 8:30 am, 10:30am
-Afternoon Departure : 1:30 pm
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