Today, it will be a grim day. A visit to Tuol Sleng Prison. I bought a book on the Pol Pot Regime and I believe most Malaysians have seen the movie, The Killing Field.
The Prison was a school, hastily converted into a prison. For US$ 3, you will be left dumb-founded to understand how a fellow human can do what even animals will not do. There are stories of children (teenage Khmer Rouge soldiers) killing their own family.
Rows and rows of handcuffs used to clamp prisoners during torture grip your senses. And your mind will wander to that period of the Pol Pot regime.
Instruments of torture are also visibly displayed, along with photographs and artist's impression of torture.
Photos of human skulls and skeletons hang on the wall. To see the actual, one can visit the Killing Field itself, located about 15kms away. I chose not to.
Lonely Planet said one should visit this place last, on one's travel itinerary. Today however, is my second last day, I'm glad I didn't visit this place on my first day. But, visit you must.