Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Angkor Wat

 

One of Southeast Asia’s most significant archeological sites, Angkor had once been the capital of the ancient Khmer civilization. Including the area that is forested, the Angkor Archeological Park stretches more than four hundred square kilometers. It houses the spectacular relics of the Khmer Empire’s different capitals going all the way back from as early as the ninth to the fifteenth century.

Angkor boasts the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom.

The Bayon Temple has enumerable decorations in sculpture. A campaign has been launched by UNESCO to protect this symbolic site and its environment.

Angkor Wat is truly spectacular place. Its most magnificent features are its temple, detailed carvings in bas relief situated in extensive galleries, amazing history, and the steep stairs. This temple was rediscovered in the early 1800s and has since played host to a continuous stream of sightseers.

Many are so captivated by Angkor Wat that there was a case in the 1950s when a foreign lady was so enamored of the Angkor temples that her last dying wish was for her ashes to be scattered on the grounds of the temple.

More and more people come to visit Angkor Wat each year. The temples are often crowded with large groups of tourists arriving in big tour buses making up a typical day at this site.