angkor wat

For visitors to Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, visiting the Killing Fields and learning about the country's heart-wrenching experiences during the Khmer Rouge regime is essential, but Siem Reap also gives visitors a unique insight into Cambodia's past. The Landmine Museum is a sobering but fascinating glimpse into the Khmer Rouge regime, and the War Museum also is worth a visit.
They say Angkor Wat is the eighth wonder of the world, with the intricacy and symbolism of the Taj Mahal and the scale and symmetry of the Egyptian pyramids. It had been on my travel wish list since I was a teenager and our two-week trip through Vietnam and Cambodia was designed around seeing this one building - albeit the largest religious building in the world.
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The main draw of the happening little town of Siem Reap in Cambodia is watching a spectacular sunrise at the temple city of Angkor Wat.