Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Wat
Photograph by Gray Martin
Giant strangler fig tree roots embrace the crumbling Ta Prohm temple at Angkor. Although the forest has overrun this sacred site, it has largely escaped the looting that decimated many of its fellow Cambodian temples.
Buddha, Angkor Thom
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A Buddha statue brings life to the stone remnants of Angkor Thom. Unfortunately, the poverty and strife that has gripped Cambodia since the 1970s has led to the pervasive looting of temples, leaving only a few hints of the region's previous glory.
Monks Outside the Silver Pagoda
Photograph by The Photolibrary Wales/Alamy
A group of monks walks along the wall of the Royal Palace's Silver Pagoda temple complex in Phnom Penh. Most Cambodians practice Theravada Buddhism, which has been popular in the region for at least 1,500 years.
Photograph by Paul Hayman/Alamy
The ruins of the Bokor Palace Hotel overlook the Gulf of Thailand. Once an idyllic resort during the French colonial period, Bokor is now best known for its vistas
Photograph by Adam Deschamps/Alamy
A man naps in his hammock along the bank of the Sangker River in Battambang. Inland waterways like the Sangker still often act as primary travel routes between remote cities.