This week, share an image of something creepy. Unsettling. Eerie. Disgusting.
My most unsettling and creepy travel experience was visiting the Killing Fields of Cambodia in Phnom Penh. This mass murder site, where the Khmer Rouge executed about 17,000 people between 1975 and 1979 is definitely very unsettling. The place is filled with mass graves containing thousands of bodies , many of the dead former inmates in the Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Pehn. Displaying the skulls and bones of these murdered people in a grisly tower definitely brings to home the horror of this place.
This huge Buddhist stupa, also known as the Choeung Ek Memorial is filled with more than 5,000 human skulls; many of which are shattered showing the brutality of the killings. It is believed that the Khmer Rouge soldiers killed their victims by smashing them on the head, in order to save on bullets.
This was one of my most disturbing visits ever. The most horific part was to be reminded how cruel humans can be towards each other.
This shows the ugly side of Cambodia which is a beautiful country!