Our afternoon shore excursion began at 14:00. This time we were back in motorcoaches to drive the 17 km/10.5 miles to Choeung Ek, a former orchard and Chinese graveyard.
Choeung Ek are one of the Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge, who managed to kill about 1/5 of their country's population between 1975 and 1979.
None of this can truly be comprehended in visiting Choeung Ek, with the quiet grounds marked with a modern memorial pagoda:
The motorcoaches took us back into town, to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum:
Building C is covered with barbed wire:
On the way back to the RV Indochina, we passed this statue:
Samdech Chuon Nath (1883-1969), a Buddhist scholar whose achievements include conserving the Khmer language by compiling a Khmer dictionary, and he composed the national anthem.
After dinner we had a folkloric dance performance by Cambodian children: