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Snapshots of Cambodia

Temples of Cambodia

Today, millions of people from every corner of the world throng Cambodia. Many come to visit the famous Angkor Wat Cambodia, a UNESCO World Heritage site that boasts some of the oldest temples in the world.

Visitors marvel at the stunning architecture, the intricate stone carvings and the sheer magnificence of these houses of worship that have withstood the ravages of time to stand proud over centuries.

King Suryavarman Cambodia

King Suryavarman II – in a bas relief on Angkor Wat wall

 

King Suryavarman II ruled Khmer (Cambodia) for nearly forty years during the early 12th century. What he built has lasted over eight hundred years!

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia : a Photo Essay

Millions around the world visit Angkor Wat Cambodia to gaze in awe at its marvel and majesty. Let’s explore the pride of Cambodia.

“One of these temples — a rival to that of Solomon, and erected by some ancient Michelangelo — might take an honorable place beside our most beautiful buildings.”
Henri Mouhot, on Angkor Wat

We watched the sun rise behind the Angkor Wat.

Then, before entering, our guide stood us outside to talk about the history of this temple. One thing he said was startling.

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