Mekong Diaries #7 From Siem Reap to Battambang by Slow Boat

Tonle sap Lake
Into the Klongs to battambang
Passengers. Mostly tourists take the 13 hour slow boat challenge...
... and the Captain
TÜV Süd certified.

Life at the river and its floating Villages

Wedding Celebration.
It‘s all about the fish

Getting to Battambang

Welcome to Battambang!
Sanctuary Resort, Battambang.

Exploring Battambang

Fuel for our scooters.

Killing Fields

The Cambodian 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, immediately after the end of the Cambodian Civil War (1970–1975). The mass killings are widely regarded as part of a broad state-sponsored genocide (the Cambodian genocide).

Estimates of the total number of deaths resulting from Khmer Rouge policies, including disease and starvation, range from 1.7 to 2.5 million out of a 1975 population of roughly 8 million. In 1979, Vietnam invaded Democratic Kampuchea and toppled the Khmer Rouge regime.

(Source https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khmer_Rouge_Killing_Fields )

Good short read: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2014/08/07/why-the-world-should-not-forget-khmer-rouge-and-the-killing-fields-of-cambodia/?utm_term=.87a6ac77309c

Today a Buddhist temple again. Under the Khmer Rouge regime it was a place of torture, prison and a killing field, here called killing cave as the victims were pushed down into a dark cave...
Torture techniques.
Killing Cave
Ready to move on to Phnom Penh. This time we took the Post Bus which is not very known and turned out to be a private driver experience at the price of 5€ for the 6h drive.
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