The Khmer Empire in Ancient Thailand

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Icon of Khmer , Angkor Wat in Cambodia endures as a revered religious shrine.

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A watery path leads to the West Mebon on an artificial island in the West Baray. Only fragments remain of the ’s former centerpiece, a magnificent 20-foot-long bronze of the reclining Hindu Vishnu.

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Monsoon clouds spill rain into the Srah Srang reservoir. Its guardians included lions and flame-shaped nagas, spirits trusted to bring rain. By the 16th century power shifted Angkor Phnom Penh after a of erratic monsoons.]]>

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The meditative face atop the Victory Gate at Angkor Thom likely depicts Jayavarman VII, whose (1181 to circa 1215) raised Angkor to a peak of wealth and power. His military successes extended Khmer across much of Southeast Asia.]]>

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Only kings and high priests could worship atop the hill temple of Phnom Bakheng. Now reverent silence reigns only after closing time. Sunset-viewing tourists crowd onto the platform in numbers that cause structural damage.]]>

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Gamblers gather for a cockfight. A crocodile hunts for fish. A  canoe advances. Carvings at the Bayon temple record events large and small from Angkor's past.
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Illuminated at night, a lotus bud-shaped tower gleams at Angkor Wat.

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