Choeung Ek & Tuol Sleng

The appalling events of 1975-9 always hang heavy over any visit to Phnom Penh, and if you want to learn more about what happened under the Khmer Rouge, then visiting the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek and the former Khmer Rouge detention centre at Tuol Sleng are essential. Harrowing, but essential. Whilst Choeung Ek generally leaves everything to the imagination, Tuol Sleng has been largely left as it was when liberated by the Vietnamese in 1979, foot shackles, bloodstains and all, and is a truly visceral experience. Here are some images from my last visit in April 2017.