6 Epic Things to Do in Cambodia

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3. Visit Choeung Ek

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Cambodia has one of the darkest histories known to mankind. While Khmer Rouge reigned over the country between 1975 and 1979, nearly 3 million Cambodians – roughly 25% of the country’s entire population – were wiped off the planet through execution, disease, or starvation. Today, the Cambodian government preserves the sites in which the bodies of the dead are buried as a monument to both the dead and survivors of this dark time in history. Choeung Ek is the largest killing field in Cambodia, and hundreds of thousands of visitors – foreign and local, alike – come to the site to learn about the past and pay their respects to the dead.

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