My friend is travelling the world with her boyfriend (lucky them!) and I spotted this picture on their Facebook wall the other day. It’s of the Killing Fields in Cambodia. I think the picture looks quite beautiful, actually. The history of the place, however, is anything but!
I think it’s shocking that what happened, wasn’t even that long ago. For anyone who doesn’t know, the Khmer Rouge regime executed over a million people, including children between 1975 and 1979. Mass graves containing almost 9000 bodies were discovered in 1980 after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime .
You can read in more detail about the horrendousness here.