Ankor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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The Ankor Wat in Seam Reap, Cambodia has been inscribed into the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage List in 19992.

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.” – UNESCO

Tomb Raider which stars Angeline Jolie has portions of its film shot in Ankor Wat . “Filming took place from July to November 2000. Portions of the film were shot on location at Ta Prohm temple and Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Camboadia. Tourists visiting Siem Reap are shown the Ta Prohm temple as ‘the Tomb Raider’ temple” – wikipedia.

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