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Angkor

khmer temples

Angkor, extensive ruins from the ancient Khmer Empire in northwestern Cambodia, covering 40 sq mi (100 sq km). Dating from the 9th to the 13th century, the remains were found by the French in 1861. The city of Angkor Thorn, with its temples and palace, is intersected by a canal system and lies within a perimeter wall. Angkor Wat, a massive complex of carved Hindu temples, is the foremost example of Khmer art and architecture.

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