Throne of Power

Angkor: Land of the Gods: Throne of Power

The most spectacular architectural wonders in Cambodia's ancient city of Angkor were built after its darkest days. Journey with us as we trace the rise of Jayavarman VII who, after being exiled, became king of the Khmer Empire following his defeat of the Champa kingdom. See how the sprawling city complex of Angkor Thom grew under his rule to support the vibrant and thriving Khmer civilization. Witness the palaces and temples he built, as they first appeared hundreds of years ago, before time and nature took its toll on this once great city.

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Angkor Wat: Throne of Power

In the darkest days of the Khmer Empire, the future of Cambodia rested on the shoulders of an exiled prince. See how he built Angkor Thom into a sprawling city and a vibrant, thriving civilization.