03.01.2009 - 04.01.2009 20 °C
We took the bus to Phnom Penh and we went to see the Grand Palace and Silver Pagoda - which has silver on the floor throughout the room and there is a emerald cut Buddha and a Buddha statue made of gold - it looked really amazing.
We then joined the group and went for a walk down the waterfront which was beautiful as the lights in the fountains changed colour, we then went for dinner and saw the independence monument on the way.
The next day we went to the prison war museum - was quite disturbing to see how people were treated during the war - there were lots of graphic images of the prisoners getting tortured. There were only 7 survivors from the thousands that were tortured at this prison - 3 of which are still alive today, and we were lucky enough to meet one of them who told us about what he went through. We then went to the killing fields and our guide told us about how people got transported from the prison war museum to the killing fields to get killed. A lot of the bodies are buried there and there was one one big tower full of skulls of people who were killed there - was quite chilling to see.
We then got dropped off at the Russian market which sold all household goods, food, souveniers etc. We went for a boat cruise at night and then we went to a night market nearby.