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Siem Reap &
Ankor Temples

Edition 11th Edition, February 2012
Pages 15pp
Page Range 410-424


Coverage includes: Siem Reap & Around, Cambodia Landmine Museum, Chong

Kneas, Kompong Pluk, Temples Of Angkor, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm,
Phnom Bakheng, Preah Khan, Neak Poan, Roluos Group, Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean,
Phnom Kulen, Beng Mealea and Koh Ker.

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Siem Reap &
the Temples of Angkor
Why Go?
Siem Reap ...................... 411
Cambodia Landmine
Museum .........................417
Chong Kneas .................417
Kompong Pluk ...............417
Temples of Angkor ........ 418
Angkor Wat ................... 418
Angkor Thom ................ 418

Cambodia Fast

Area 181,035 sq km

Border Crossings
with Vietnam eight


Capital Phnom Penh


Country Code %855

Where to begin with Angkor? There is no greater concentration of architectural riches anywhere on earth. Choose from
the world’s largest religious building, Angkor Wat, one of the
world’s weirdest, Bayon or the riotous jungle of Ta Prohm.
All are global icons and have helped put Cambodia on the
map as the temple capital of Asia. Today, the monuments are
a point of pilgrimage for all Khmers, and no traveller to the
region will want to miss their extravagant beauty. Many visitors to Vietnam continue their trip into Cambodia to visit
these fabled temples.
Despite the headlining act that is Angkor and the contemporary chic of Siem Reap, Cambodia’s greatest treasure is
its people. The Khmers have been to hell and back, but they
have prevailed with a smile and no visitor comes away from
this enigmatic kingdom without a measure of admiration
and aff...