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Angkor is a region in Cambodia, which was once the centre of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th century. Located 20 minutes north from the town of Siem Reap, Angkor today is archaeological site covering an area of about 400 sq km (155 sq miles). Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, it is the highlight for any visitor's travel to Cambodia.

 
 
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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

By victoriapeckham

Within Angkor are the ruins of several ancient capitals including monuments and temples, surrounded by forests and farmlands. One of the largest structure here is the Hindu temple of Angkor Wat.

Courtyard at Angkor Wat

Courtyard

By smadden

Constructed around the early 12th century, the size of Angkor Wat is overwhelming. The temple is a prime example of ancient Khmer architecture and a recognisable symbol on Cambodia's national flag.

Entrance to Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom, South Gate

By Arian Zwegers

Established by King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century, Angkor Thom (Great City) was the last of Khmer's ancient capital. In the centre of the capital is the temple of Bayon with its giant stone faces.

Preah Khan

Preah Khan courtyard

By TushyD

Preah Khan (Prah Khan) was a temple constructed during the reign of King Jayavarman VII before the completion of Angkor Wat. The temple is largely unrestored and many areas still overgrown with vegetation.

 
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