In April of 1975, radical Marxist Pol Pot and his aKhmer Rougea overthrew Cambodian government and King Norodom and proclaimed aThis is now year zero for Cambodiaa and that itas society was about to be apurifieda. Capitalism, western culture, city life, religion and all foreign influences were to be extinguished in favor of an outrageous form of peasant Communism. Thus began the four year long aautogenecidea of almost two million Cambodian people that didnat fit in with Pol Pot and the Khmer rougesa vision of their aUtopiana society that ended when Pol Pot was tried publicly and imprisoned, where he ultimately died and was cremated on a piles of used car and truck tires and buried in an above ground tomb at Anlong Vend, Cambodia. This is the story of a traveler and his wifeas trip to see the aKilling Fieldsa, Potas tomb and the 1, 000 year old temple at Angkor Wat and itas 50 towers near the city of Siem Reap. The fascinating story of what the travelers learn is told here in text and photographs!It is about i130 in the morning. ... rocks, pot holes, and long patches of soft dusty red sand We carry on and the drive new is mostly through dense forest on each side of the road. ... From time to time the pot holes disappear and the road can be smooth so our driver is able to pick up a little more speed...at least for a while.
|Title||:||Traveler’s Diary: Searching for Pol Pot’s Cremation Site and Above Ground Tomb at Anlong Vend, Cambodia|
|Author||:||David Myhra PhD|
|Publisher||:||RCW Technology & Ebook Publishing - 2013-09-28|