If you ever have the chance to visit Cambodia, you can’t miss the temples of Angkor Wat. Although quickly turning into a mass tourism attraction, the beauty of it will surprise you. And don’t pass by all other temples in the area. It’s just outside the city of Siem Reap.
Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.