A Family RTW Travel Adventure (2008-2009)
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ADIP: Angkor Wat

A Day in Pictures
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia


The Temples of Angkor Wat are Cambodia’s must see site.

The temples were built around 1100 by King Suryavarman II, a powerful Khmer king, who extended their civilization and empire to northern Thailand, Burma and the northern tip of Malaysia.




King Suryavarman II built Angkor Wat to serve as a holy capital city and eventually as his funerary temple.


Angkor Wat is actually a series of temples spread over a very large area.  Each temple has its own unique character and purpose.  In many places, the jungle is reclaiming parts of the temples.


Angelina Jolie fans may recognize some of the temples from the Lara Croft Tomb Raider movie.


We’ve posted more pictures from Angkor Wat here.

March 30, 2009   4 Comments

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