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The largest elephant in the world!  
   

The largest elephant in the world!

You've guessed it, this is another tree root! At Preah Khan monastic complex, built in the late 12th century AD. Originally this was a Buddhist monastery and school with over 1000 monks. It was built by Jayavarman VII and dedicated to his father.
The Wild Camera Chase and the Fabulous Temples of Angkor

December 15th 2004
We wasted no time in heading for the Temples of Angkor, the day after we flew into Siem Reap. We stayed at Earthwalkers, a cool place run by Norwegians. We bought a 3 day ticket (not cheap at $40 each, but I'm sure the money's needed) and we hired a tuk tuk (a fancy 2-person bogey pulled by a motorbike) and driver for the day. 'Angkor' literally means 'Capital City' or 'Holy City'. 'Khmer' r ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor

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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