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Lily pond is the site of another mass grave in Cambodia

Remembering Cambodia’s Troubled Past

Lily pond is the site of another mass grave in Cambodia
This pond lies peaceful now but is another mass grave site
Clothing of victims was collected and displayed to remember victims Cambodia
Clothing of victims was collected and displayed to remember victims
Killing Fields Memorial Stupa - skull remains from babies to elderly Cambodia
Killing Fields Memorial Stupa - skull remains from babies to elderly

The Innocence of Children

It’s hard to feel like many lessons have been learned from past brutality. Just look at Myanmar and so many other countries struggling for peace.

I took this photo of these two beautiful girls at the Night Market. It reminds me of the innocence of our precious children. 

Yesterday was somber. The itinerary for our cruise down the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam on the AQUA MEKONG allowed us this day trip to an important historic site: the infamous Killing Fields in Khan Dangkor. Only 25 minutes from downtown Phnom Pehn and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, this is a place to take to remember Cambodia’s troubled past.

As many of you know, the Khmer Rouge slaughtered 1 million men, women and children. To think there are 20,000 mass grave sites in Cambodia is staggering.

The Memorial Stupa (pictured here on the left) is filled with skull relics found here alone. All these sites are reminders to the world to never forget what happened here and to fight against the same around the world today.

Two young girls hug at Night Market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Two young girls hug at Night Market in Phnom Penh
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