Friday, April 2, 2010

Back from Cambodia

I'm back from Cambodia. Just downloaded my photos and realised that i had took nearly 400 pictures in this 5 days trip in Siam Reap and Phnom Phen!

Angkor was fascinating with its architectures and mythology and all the beautiful rustic sights, with the highlights being Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and the Bayon. Ah, words and photos can't really describe the real thing. You just gotta pay Angkor a visit.

And in Phnom Phen, what really registered with me even now back in Singapore was the depressing visits at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Muesum and the Choeung Ek Killing Field. I only vaguely heard of Pol Pol and the Khmer Rouge and their altrocities before the visit but i really get to learn more and felt the sadness for the victims and the country during this trip. Even when just casually talking to our old tour guide who grew up during this period, i can somehow sense his sadness, disappointment and 伤感. It can feel really heavy at times.. Bought a book on The Pol Pot Regime after that so that i can understand more.

And here's some photos of me with my friends from the trip. :)

And some photos of sights and scenes from the trip.