Fortification of Bangkok
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Fortification of Bangkok

Tracking Bangkok’s Forts, City Walls and Moats Today Bangkok is a modern city with a few ancient temples, but on closer inspection one can find an unique series of defensive mechanism which one protected the ancient city. The defensive mechanism consisting of forts, defensive walls and moats, which were constructed over a period of several…

BANTEAY SAMRE – EXPLORING THIS UNDERRATED KHMER TEMPLE
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BANTEAY SAMRE – EXPLORING THIS UNDERRATED KHMER TEMPLE

Indrani Ghose Banteay Samre was one of those rare temples in Angkor where we were the only family touring it. This was on our way back from Banteay Srei. The tuk tuk driver of Siem Reap insisted we visit the Banteay Samre Temple and we are so glad we listened to him. One has to…

SPECTACULAR PREAH KHAN TEMPLE, ANGKOR COMPLEX
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SPECTACULAR PREAH KHAN TEMPLE, ANGKOR COMPLEX

Sometimes I wish I was an archaeologist and at Angkor Thom in Siem Reap, the desire got a bit stronger. So much has been unearthed but I am sure there is much more that is hidden! We started our 3rd day with tour of Preah Khan Temple. There are 4 temples in Angkor Complex with…

Built by Kings, the Ancient Bayon Temple of Cambodia Mixes Spirituality, History and Symbolism
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Built by Kings, the Ancient Bayon Temple of Cambodia Mixes Spirituality, History and Symbolism

The 12 th century is generally regarded as a period of European decline. In other parts of the world, however, this was certainly not the case. In South East Asia, the Khmer Empire was enjoying its Golden Age. Under the rule of its kings, the empire extended its borders over much of mainland South East Asia. In…

Cambodia – Preah Khan
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Cambodia – Preah Khan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Preah Khan (Khmer: ប្រាសាទព្រះខ័ន; “Royal Sword”) is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located northeast of Angkor Thom and just west of the Jayatataka baray, with which it was associated. It was the centre of a substantial organisation, with almost…

Cambodia – secrets hidden beneath the jungle
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Cambodia – secrets hidden beneath the jungle

  Laser technology reveals cities concealed under the earth which would have made up the world’s largest empire in 12th century   The Australian archaeologist Dr Damian Evans, whose findings will be published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, will announce that cutting-edge airborne laser scanning technology has revealed multiple cities between 900 and 1,400…