At night trucks loaded by prisoners from S21 prison (Tuol Sleng) arrived in this silent place.the prisoners are told they will back to their family because angkar (khmer rouge government) have found they unguilty and forgave them
What prisoners didn’t now is the terrible fate awiting for them.after all prisoners have stepped down from the trucks
Khmer rouge soldiers will bring them to pits which have built for their grave
Khmer rouge using spades or sharpened bamboo sticks to kill them,childrens and infants were killed by having their heads bashed against the trunks of chankiri tress.
The reason for killing infants and children is” to stop them growing up and taking revenge for their parents dead “
Cheung uk is only one from thousands killing fields in all Cambodia according UNICEF investigations about 3 million Cambodians killed during khmer rouge era (1975-1979)
Visitors will see the mass grave,the bones and skull of the victims which stored in Budhist stupa in the centre of this area
If you visit cheung uk please pray for the victims may their spirits can rest peacefully and going into heaven