Angkor Archaeological Park: a Wonder of Cambodia

Destinations, Trip Inspiration

Located in the heart of Cambodia (and a bit to the northwest) lie the remains of several ancient capitals of the Khmer Empire, ranging in origin from the 9th to the 15th centuries. Angkor Archaeological Park covers roughly 400 square kilometers, and is largely devoid of human life.

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The Temple of Angkor Wat is among the most famous ruins of the park and the largest religious monument in the world by land area.

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Here’s the temple from another angle. Perhaps its size (402 acres) is beginning to dawn on you.

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The monotone beauty of Bayon Temple in nearby Angkor Thom is striking. It is humbling and awe-inspiring to imagine the construction of and daily activities within such a place.

The nearest accommodations lie 6 km to the south of Angkor Archaeological Park, in Siem Reap.

(And I forgot to mention: Cambodia is a country with minimum risk of contracting COVID-19.)

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