Tuol Sleng Prison, known as S-21, is the one of the most haunting places I have encountered yet.
Once a high school in central Phnom Penh, S-21 was turned into a prison, torture chamber, and execution center during the Khmer Rouge's inhuman reign in Cambodia from 1975-1979.
Classrooms lined with makeshift wooden cells to hold detainees.
Barbed wire covering the front of Building C to keep prisoners from leaping to their deaths.
A room with a view.
On the inside looking out.
The infamous Khmer Rouge leader "Duch". Recently sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity.
Durian now grows in the courtyard of the complex.
A terrifying and heart-breaking experience. The horror is palpable and still clings to the staircase walls and thickens the air. A very important place to learn about and feel (viscerally) the true depths of evil in the heart of Phnom Penh.