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Cambodia Sights

Phnom Sampeou

  • Hwy. 57 Map It
  • Battambang
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Updated 03/21/2015

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In addition to being the site of a temple, this hill, 10 km (7 miles) south west of Battambang, was also used by the Khmer Rouge to execute prisoners in a group of "killing caves." In one, which contains the skeletal remains of some of the victims, you can stand on the eerily dark floor and look up to a hole in the cave roof, with sunlight streaming through. The Khmer Rouge reportedly pushed their victims through that hole to their deaths on the rocks below.

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Hwy. 57, Battambang, Battambang, Cambodia

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Updated 03/21/2015


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