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  Outside of Mouhot's tomb.
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  • Outside of Mouhot's tomb. - Luang Prabang
      Outside of Mouhot's tomb.
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  • Mouhot's tomb - www.angkor.com/hd02.jpg - Luang Prabang
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Henri Mouhot, the Frenchman who introduced the ruins of Angkor in Cambodia to the Western world, is buried in the jungle along the Nam Khan (Khan River) outside of Luang Prabang. Mouhot happened upon Angkor while exploring the Mekong River in 1858. He contracted malaria and died in Luang Prabang on November 10, 1861 and the ruling French built his tomb in 1867.
Mouhot's tomb was similarly fated as the Angkor ruins he discovered: it was overtaken by the jungle, only to be re-discovered in 1990.*

* www.angkor.com/

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  • Written Mar 29, 2006
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