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Champion of the People: Cambodia’s Angkor Archeological Park

June 3, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , ,

Things to do at Angkor - Siem Reap - Cambodia

Credited as one of the eight wonders of the world, the world heritage temples of Angkor in Siem Reap not only provide us with a window into life almost a thousand years ago, but also present current academics, local people and travelers with some very interesting questions about the past. Angkor depicts a civilization with many unsolved mysteries. There are theories and debates that continue over questions about what happened to this lost civilization. Was it drought or was it war that caused this civilization to fail? There are even mathematical mysteries such as the correlation of Angkor measurements with the earth’s circumference and astronomical spectacles such as the alignment of the sunrise and the temple’s central tower on the longest day of the year.

Only when travelers see for themselves the magnitude, complexity and elegance of Angkor can they appreciate how advanced people of the past had been. The bas reliefs carved into the temple’s sandstone walls tell stories of war and of mythology as well as community organization, mathematics, and scientific processes. Why visit Angkor over other ancient temples throughout the world? The sheer scale of Angkor is impressive, but a closer look uncovers a variety of temples that each has a unique story, great galleries of myth and remnants of ancient life. All have been battling nature for years and have epic scenery on show.

In a country with a tragic history of civil war and colonization, Angkor Wat has stood strong through it all. This Cambodian UNESCO heritage site is a constant emblem of strength and national pride for the people through bad times and now in times of growing prosperity. It is more than just an epic tourist attraction, but a symbol of the country and the people. In Cambodia, it truly is the best of the best and a champion of the people.

Let Khiri Travel’s experts on history, archeology, and the spiritual world guide your travelers around for an in-depth experience in their specific interest.

For more information on Angkor Wat and the ancient temples around the Cambodian countryside, please contact  [email protected]

 

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