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Lying in Ruins?

April 19th 2012
Angkor Wat, thought to be the largest Hindu temple in the world, was built in the early 12thcentury by the king of Cambodia. It took 100,000 people 30 years to build it. It took 7 years just to bring the sandstone from the mountains to the site. When the king subsequently moved the capital to Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat was forgotten and over time was completely engulfed in jungle. In 1861 i ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap

Cambodian Flag Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
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