For as long as we can remember, we have dreamed of visiting the Khmer temples of Angkor. Along with the Pyramids of Giza, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Bagan temples of Myanmar and the Taj Mahal in India, Angkor is truly one of the great wonders of the world. Angkor is the symbol of Cambodia and a source of great pride and inspiration for the Cambodian people as they rebuild their country after decades of war and opression.
Angkor was the capital of the mighty Khmer empire between the 9th and 14th centuries and contains over 100 temple sites. At its peak, the city of Angkor claimed approximately 1 million inhabitants (at the same time, the city of London claimed only 50,000 people.
|We will be publishing our visit to Angkor in a series of five articles:
– Part I, Angkor Wat
Our articles will predominately consist of photographs and brief descriptions. For more information about Angkor and the Khmer Empire, we suggest the following resources: