In August 2009 I travelled to Cambodia, where I spent one month photographing some of the magnificent temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park. Covering more than 400 square kilometres in the province of Siem Reap, this park contains more than 100 monuments – of which two dozen are major temples. The best known and best preserved of these temples is Angkor Wat, which, having survived the passage of time, the harsh annual double monsoon of the region, countless droughts and numerous wars, remains one of the most awe-inspiring religious monuments ever built, and clearly demonstrates the genius and ingenuity of its ancient builders.
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