The Killing Fields in Cambodia are located just outside of the town of Phnom Penh and are quite stunning. The area is the former site of a former orchard and Chinese graveyard but is best known for the execution of approximately 17,000 people between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge and an event that was dramatized in the film “The Killing Fields” in 1984. Today the area is a memorial marked by a Buddhist stupa which has acrylic glass sides and is filled with more than 5,000 human skulls. Some of the lower levels are opened during the day so that the skulls can be seen directly. Tours can be easily arranged with knowledgeable guides to allow you to view this site and offer an interesting and educational journey through this now beautiful area.
To find out the best time to visit Cambodia and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Jeanette our Far East luxury multi centre holiday specialist:
01923 289 100