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Angkor Wat [wiki] was built in the early 12th century in what is now Cambodia. The world famous temple was first a Hindu one, dedicated to Vishnu. In the 14th or 15th century, as Buddhism swept across Asia, it became a Buddhist temple.

10 Most Amazing Temples in the World

More than a quarter of all people in the world belong to Eastern religions, which include Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Taoism. These people worship in temples, which are architecturally as diverse as the religions are different from each other. From the ancient ruins of Ankor Wat to the distinctly modern Wat Rong Khun, there are hundreds if not thousands of amazing temples in the world.I have long been fascinated by the temples and sacred sites of Eastern religions. After doing an…

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Sculpted female forms from the Angkor Wat temple complex, Cambodia

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Indochina conquest map- - - The colonization of the various territories which later made up Indochine française took place over a number of years. The French conquest began in the South, in Cochinchina, in the 1860s. Throughout the next 30 years, France pushed steadily North, gaining territories in Annam and Tonkin, and also Cambodia and Laos. These territories were formally brought together under the name Indochine française in1885

Indochina conquest map- - - The colonization of the various territories which later made up Indochine française took place over a number of years. The French conquest began in the South, in Cochinchina, in the 1860s. Throughout the next 30 years, France pushed steadily North, gaining territories in Annam and Tonkin, and also Cambodia and Laos. These territories were formally brought together under the name Indochine française in1885

Flag of the Kingdom of Cambodia Cambodia is a multiparty democracy under a constitutional monarch

Flag of the Kingdom of Cambodia Cambodia is a multiparty democracy under a constitutional monarch

The abandoned Baron Empain Palace Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt.

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