Travel Thursday – Stupa at Cheong Elk


Stupa at Cheong Elk, originally uploaded by anthonli.

Cheong Elk in Cambodia, just at the outskirts of Phnom Penh, has a notorious history. This is the most famous of the many killing fields where Pol Pot carried out his genocidal campaign.
Here, this stupa was erected to house and commemorate the remains that had been unearthed. Many more victims remain buried and the whole place smells of death and decay.
The leaves that frame the stupa belong to the cherry tree where speakers were hung to hide the moans and cries of the dying, and other trees that stood as silent witness to the atrocities that happened then.

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