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8. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

8. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

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The atmospheric surrounds of Angkor, a cluster of beautiful crumbling temples surrounded by jungle, comes in at number eight on Lonely Planet's list. Cambodia's top tourist attraction, this vast UNESCO World Heritage Site is a remarkable place to visit.

Angkor Wat, the most famous Angkor temple complex, was designed as a visual representation of Mount Meru, the home of the Hindu gods, and Lonely Planet calls Angkor "a monument to human ingenuity."

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Buddhist monks enter the Bayon Temple at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

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