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Tuol Sleng Museum – The Museum of Genocidal Crimes

The Tuol Slang Museum in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia was used as the torture centre of the criminals in the city in late 1970’s. Today the building abode reveals the paintings and the photographs of many criminals. Visitors can take an account of the

Tuol Sleng Museum

crude cells which are fabricated in the classrooms. The torture contrivances used up by the officers are still kept in the Stalinesque sluice of the management. The museum is open daily from 8 am to 11 am and 2:30 pm to 5 pm. When you make a visit to Phnom Penh you are advised to stopover Tuol Sleng Museum. The museum is commonly known as S-21.

When you make visit to this place you must go to the waterside long after the dusk. You will surely praise the panorama of this water edge. You can also take some images of situate. In the recent time the classrooms of this museum have been rehabilitated to the cells. You will come across the barbed wires that were stung up on the walkways to avert the captives from obligating a suicide. You will find ample of rooms that take in the irksome black and white images of the captives.

The images kept in this museum of Cambodia are really upsetting.  The structure of this museum is well – preserved since the year 1979. The management kept a good account of the thousands of snaps. Some rooms of this museum are now lined up from the floor to its ceiling with these snaps of the criminals who conceded through this prison. Several rooms contain only a rusted framework of a bed. But the images are the common features of these rooms also. The snaps of the captives hung up in these rooms represent the maimed body of the prisoners which are chained to the bed.

Other rooms of this museum keep an account of the instruments used by the officers to torture the criminals. They are escorted by the art pieces of the popular painter – Vann Nath. The artifacts of this popular painter indicate to the torture faced by the criminals of Phnom Penh. Today this museum is opened for the people along the Killing Fields and is serving as the centre of interest to the entire tourist who comes to Cambodia.

I think that it is a spot that you must visit to come across the rudeness of men. The place will make you realize that how cruel a man can be!