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In front of Angkor Wat

Siem Reap - Angkor Wat

December 15th 2006
Angkor Wat was built in the early to mid 12th century as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu. It is surrounded by a moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters by 1500 meters. The temple itself is 1 km square, with three levels and a central tower. The exterior walls of the lower level of the temple are covered with relief drawings depicted Hindu mythology. This is the temple that the t ... read more
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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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