Gap year travellers ‘can step back in time’ when visiting Cambodia

Posted 22 Mar 2010 
By: ichangingtotravel

Gap year travellers will be able to "step back in time" when they visit Cambodia, a travel writer has reported.

Writing for the Daily Mail, Mark Palmer journeyed to the country to see the historic regions of Angkor Wat and Siem Reap.

He was impressed with the "perfect symmetry" of the motifs and bas-reliefs found at Angkor Wat Temple – a structure that took 37 years to build and was one of the jewels in the crown of the Khmer Empire.

Mr Palmer’s next stop was Ta Prohm – where the movie Tomb Raider was filmed – and on to Bayon before heading back to Angkor Wat to view the famous sunset with a few thousand other spectators.

The Khmer Rouge sites are synonymous with the Khmer regime and its leader Pol Pot and earlier in the month the Cambodian government announced that it was to preserve some of the structures to allow people to visit.

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