2. The Killing Caves

Phnom Sampeau’s Killing Caves are a thing of beauty that witnessed unspeakable atrocities. At the top of the cave is a natural skylight. The Khmer Rouge would line people up, bludgeoned them and let their bodies fall into the chasm below. Today, a huge gold reclining Buddha overlooks shrines containing the remains of men, women, and children who lost their lives. The pilgrimage to the Killing Caves is a truly humbling experience that puts life into perspective.

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