Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South- East Asia. Strething over some 400 km2, incluing forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15h century. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.
There are over a thousand temples within the Angkor region of Cambodia, serving Khmer civilisation which flourished from approximately 9th to 15th centuries A.D. The temples in the Angkor region are set in stunning farmland, forests and mountains to the North-East of the greatest freshwater lake in South-East Asia, Tonle Sap.
Siem Reap is the capital city of Cambodia. The province is in the northwestern Cambodia, and is the gateway to Angkor region. It has colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. In the city, there are traditional Apsara dance performances, craft shops, silk farms, rice-paddy countryside, fishing villages and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake.
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