Angkor Wat is a name spoken in every language of the world and it’s a frequent dream destination for many travelers and tourists. This historic monument truly deserves its enormous fame. For centuries, it slumbered deep in a jungle in Cambodia before it was rediscovered and attracted the interest of media, researchers, scientists and, of course, tourists. In this Angkor Wat Travel Guide, you’ll find out what you should know about Angkor before you even set out to visit.
When the first Europeans discovered the temples, their first thought was that it was the remains of Roman buildings. They couldn’t imagine that anyone else could build such monumental structures. The temple has only received its attention from the second half of the 20th century, when the aeroplanes crossing over the Cambodian jungle showed the hidden remains of the great temple complex. Angkor Wat wasn’t the only temple at the location. There are dozens of smaller temples in many different shapes and sizes spread around the same area. Since the territory of the Cambodian jungles was covered with underground mines, work on the reconstruction of the temples was very slow. Scientists believe that there are still temples that haven’t been discovered yet.
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Title Photo by Jan Miklín