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Kraing Ta Chan

Kraing Ta Chan is the site of a prison from the Khmer Rouge period. Detainees were tortured, and the majority killed. The team were told that there are many mass graves in the surrounding area linked to the prison. A number of graves have been exhumed, and the remains are displayed in a memorial stupa on the site. A Community Peace Learning Centre has been developed at the site, in conjunction with the NGO – Youth For Peace – and a committee comprising local community representatives. Some information about the Khmer Rouge period is exhibited in a small museum and artworks created by young people as part of an educational programme are displayed in and on the buildings at the site. Display boards detailing the site’s past use are located around the site. The team were given a tour by a member of the committee.