Category: CAMBODIA

Cambodia’s hidden temple

Travel guide to Angkor Wat temples - Beng Mealea temple

Travellers flock here to see the historical Khmer jungle temples of Angkor Wat, but the busloads of foreigners arriving each day has not been entirely positive, with lack of infrastructure to cope with the crowds, traffic jams and damage to temples.

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Right across the border of Si Saket and Kantharalak in northeastern Thailand, Prasat Preah Vihear is a Khmer temple stunningly situated atop a 525-metre cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains in Cambodia. Predating Angkor Wat by 100 years, the history of the temple/fortress is somewhat unclear, but it is known to be dedicated to the god Shiva and thought to have …

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Angkor Wat & The Temples of Angkor

The modern name, Angkor Wat, means “Temple City” or “City of Temples” in Khmer; Angkor, meaning “city” or “capital city”, is a vernacular form of the word nokor, which comes from the Sanskrit word nagara (नगर). Wat is the Khmer word for “temple grounds” (Sanskrit: वाट vāṭa “”enclosure”).

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