Temples of Angkor: Angkor Wat

Temples of Angkor: Angkor Wat

There's a reason why Angkor Wat draws millions of visitors every year. You can read about it and view pictures of it online, but to see the magnitude of Angkor Wat in person is something else. As with all the other temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park, I highly recommend that you hire a guide when you visit Angkor Wat to provide some historical and religious context. But if you don't have a guide, here are some points of interest to look out for.

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Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Killing Fields

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Killing Fields

Between 1975 and 1979, 25% of the Cambodian population were killed during the Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge regime. The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Choeung Ek Killing Fields in Phnom Penh, Cambodia were where many were taken to be tortured and killed during this horrific period of time in Cambodian history.

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