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"Angkor History" Top 5 Page for this destination Angkor Wat Tip by Jmill42

Angkor Wat, Angkor Wat: 228 reviews and 461 photos

  One of the 1000's of intricate carvings
by Jmill42

Henri Mahout, a French explorer discovered the Angkor temples in 1860. Previously thought to be a myth of the local people, this place was soon found to be on of the most treasured archaeological sites in the world. The "Lost City" took some time to have its origins and purpose exposed by the scientists who flocked here to see these impressive temples. Gradually, deciphering of all the inscriptions and pictures took place, unraveling the mystery of Angkor.

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  • Written Mar 18, 2004
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