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The Intricate Stories Carved into Angkor Wat?s Walls

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The Intricate Stories Carved into Angkor Wat?s Walls

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Angkor Wat's entire outer gallery is covered from floor to ceiling with ornate bas-relief carvings that are a masterpiece in and of themselves.

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Angkor Wat is the largest temple on the face of the Earth and is a symbol of one of the greatest empires in the history of Southeast Asia. And yet, for centuries, the sacred structure remained lost within the tropical forests of Cambodia, along with the history of the young king who built the temple. Discover the story of Suryavarman II and how he ushered in the golden age of the Khmer Empire. See how Angkor Wat was constructed over four backbreaking decades, and witness the monument in its true glory and splendor, as it appeared 900 years ago.

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