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Cambodian Landmine Museum

Listed under Military Museums in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Aside from the temples, Cambodia is, unfortunately, also famous for the Khmer Rouge. Part of their heritage is a countryside strewn with landmines, and this small museum is run by one of the men who once worked for the Khmer Rouge laying landmines and now works at clearing them up. His name is Aki Ra and his exhibition contains examples of just about every land mine used in Cambodian soil and terrible photos of what they can do to people.

The money from the very small entrance fee is used to feed, clothe and house 20 children, many of them maimed by landmines, who live in the museum and are looked after by Aki Ra along with his own three children.

Cambodian Landmine Museum Relief Fund.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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