Angkor

Angkor is a region in Cambodia that served as the seat of the powerful Khmer Hindu-Buddhist empire in Southeast Asia. According my Lonely Planet Angkor is one of the most impressive ancient sites on earth, with the epic proportions of the Great Wall of China, the detail and intricacy of the Taj Mahal and the symbolism and symmetry of the Egyptian pyramids all rolled into one. The hundreds of temples surviving today are but the sacred skeleton of the vast poilitical, religious and social centre of the ancient Khmer empire. Angkor was a city that boasted a population of one million during 1010-1220. I found it immensely impressive to explore these multitude of ruin temples.


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