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photoblog image NE Cambodia by bike #05

NE Cambodia by bike #05

Just a short ride from our Guest House, and beside a rather attractive shallow lake, we find the Residence and HQ of Pol Pot, the man who was leater of the Infamous Khmer Rouge society remodeling movement that obliterated nearly twenty percent of the Country's population in just 3 or 4 years in the 1970's. This place is now a Museum, comprising mainly surprisingly mundane historic photos.

 

NE Cambodia by bike #05

Just a short ride from our Guest House, and beside a rather attractive shallow lake, we find the Residence and HQ of Pol Pot, the man who was leater of the Infamous Khmer Rouge society remodeling movement that obliterated nearly twenty percent of the Country's population in just 3 or 4 years in the 1970's. This place is now a Museum, comprising mainly surprisingly mundane historic photos.

 

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I was more appalled by the overall state of this 'museum', moldy photographs in weather damaged frames, no upkeep, etc.
The whole place seemed to be just rotting away without anyone being bothered about it....
Ray: Yes...your observations are correct, KK, but that did not bother me at all.
I will touch on what did bother me, about the place, tomorrow.
Ce panneau semble malgré tout attirer du monde.
Ray: Mes compagnons de voyage sont impatients de voir quels messages sont affichés ici, Martine.
the parking is very convenient, Ray. to him, doing away with 20 percent of the population was perhaps just business as usual?
Ray: I don't think so, Ayush...see tomorrow.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Dec 2019, 05:32
I don't imagine this gets many visitors, Ray
Ray: It is beside a pleasant lake, and the young locals seem to use it as a picnic area, Lisl!
Kinda like visiting the former residence of Hitler, then, Ray???
Ray: More on how I was affected by it tomorrow, Ginnie.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Dec 2019, 06:44
If this is the "Tamok House" then indeed Koen is right to say about the decay and the rotting away. At streetview it looks like a miserable place, I even was able to have a peek inside... Highly fascinating, Ray. I am not following you on the map and streetview.
( mind blowing fact, I cannot walk streetview in Germany, but I can in Cambodia smile )
Ray: I expect it will all be come in another 30 years, Astrid.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Dec 2019, 06:55
OK... which one fo you came on a motorbike? I sometimes feel guilty that I ride an ebike but at least I have pedal! I re e mer the days of Pol Pot.
Ray: Those are the MTB's of Tim and I. KK's foldup is out of frame. The Motorbike is probably owned by one of the officials in the building. smile

More on Pol Pot tomorrow, Alan.
C'est toujours utile d'avoir ces panneaux explicatifs
avant d'aller se promener !
Ray: Je n'ai pas trouvé le matériel très utile, Claudine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Dec 2019, 08:33
Ghastly memories Ray..
Ray: Yes...more on this tomorrow, Chris.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Dec 2019, 08:44
For such a cataclysmic event, this seems a poor museum.
Ray: I will give you my view on it tomorrow, Chad. sad
Perhaps they want it to fade from memory.
Ray: Yes...I think that may be so, Bill.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Dec 2019, 11:31
Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Mugabe, Erdoğan, al-Assad and so many others. The concept of becoming a leader of a country, in order to kill off its citizens is a logic that will forever escape me.
Ray: More on this point tomorrow, Louis, but I doubt that was the intention at the time of seeking high office. Absolute Power corrupts Absolutely! And I have other concerns, after visiting this place.

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