A tragic story took place here. In March 2013, a young female Japanese tourist lost her life when the roller coaster pictured below derailed. It seems incomprehensible that you can lose your life in such a ludicrously small, flat and probably slow coaster. But you can. It happened. This incident really touches me. A girl who, finding herself surrounded by the spectacular ancient temples in Siem Reap, but who chooses to ride a rotten roller coaster instead, would have been my friend. I surely would have sat in there too, as did her Cambodian tour guide who succumbed to his injuries later in hospital. Rest in peace, the both of you.
The funfair has been closed since by the local authorities. I wouldn't be surprised if most of the rides have never been maintained. There are places that should never have been opened in the first place.
People tend to fear these kinds of roller coasters
Formula Rossa, pictured here, is fast, but safe (subject to maintenance)
It's these kind of coasters that should have you trembling
Here is the culprit: tragedy occurred on this coaster in March 2013
The coaster derailed, and both a Japanese tourist and her local tour guide died
It must have happened somewhere around this spot
The coaster has been shut down by authorities since
Entrance ticket was US$1
Another coaster installed close-by
And still operational? Better not be.
Siem Reap's fun fair 'Happy Land' is in abysmal condition
Unhappy Land - for customers, operators, everyone