Siem Reap, Cambodia - Uncornered Market
Sleeping Pig - Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sleeping Pig - Siem Reap, Cambodia

This pig provided comic relief at the sobering Land Mine Museum in Siem Reap. The Land Mine Museum (www.cambodialandminemuseum.org) is located off a small dirt road between Siem Reap and the entrance to the Angkor Wat complex. It's a series of small huts and exhibitions with examples of deactivated land mines strewn all over. The museum was started by and is run by Aki Ra, a former child soldier for both the Khmer Rouge and the Vietnamese Army. As a child soldier, he laid the mines. As an adult, his mission is to rid Cambodia of them and assist land mine victims in making lives for themselves. He and his de-mining teams continue to uncover land mines with shovels and sticks. Unfortunately, there are still millions of unexploded land mines in the further reaches of Cambodia. Read about the other side of Siem Reap.

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