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10WATCHING THE SUNRISE AT ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA
Angkor Wat is Asia’s most famous archeological site and the principle draw card to the Kingdom of Cambodia for many savvy tourists from around the globe. Angkor stood once at the center of the mighty Khmer empire (9th to 15th century) and grew to become the largest known pre-industrial settlement, spanning a site roughly equivalent to nowadays Paris.
The site comprises dozens of iconic temples, including Angkor Wat itself (with its world-famous silhouette); Bayon (a temple famous for its smiling, serene faces carved onto gigantic towers) and Ta Prohm (a magnificent temple ruin engulfed by the jungle). Watching the sunrise by the pond that reflects the triple towers of Angkor War, with beautiful oranges and reds peeking out behind the temple complex, is an iconic travel experience