April 26, 2004 |
At the magical temple of Ta Prohm, 200-year-old trees grow from the ruins, their roots embracing the ancient stone walls like giant snakes. Archeologists from India are trying to preserve the trees -- and the temple's romantic spirit -- for as long as possible. Down the road, at the magnificent, sprawling temple of Angkor Wat, a Japanese-led crew grafts newly quarried sandstone onto broken 12th century blocks in a state-of-the-art effort to save the building known as the northern library.
March 6, 2011 |
When French travel writer Pierre Loti took an ox cart to Angkor shortly after Westerners rediscovered it in the 19th century, he found creeper-choked ruins and the profound silence of the Cambodian jungle. Siem Reap, population 100,000, now at its threshold, has scores of fancy resort hotels, a pub street, a new branch of the national museum and an international airport where millions of tourists arrive every year to see the fabled temples of Angkor. The Khmer Empire, which ruled much of Southeast Asia from 800 to 1400, built monuments all over Cambodia, but the rigors of getting to them, many in rough territory ringed by land mines left after Cambodia's long civil war, kept many travelers away.
August 15, 2007
Angkor: A photo caption in Tuesday's Section A with an article about the ancient Khmer city of Angkor in Cambodia said the temple in the photo was Angkor Wat. It was the Bayon temple. The article also gave the area of the city as 115 square miles. It is 1,350 square miles.
September 13, 2011 |
The ancient temple complex in Angkor, Cambodia , represents remnants of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to 15th century. Although Angkor Wat is among the most famous, other temples -- Baphoun, West Mebon and one in West Baray -- are equally impressive. Roland Fletcher, an archeologist who teaches at the University of Sydney in Australia and directs the Greater Angkor Project , will lead informal talks and tours to these sites as "scholar in residence" at Amansara resort in December.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2000 |
New York-based Japanese artist Kenro Izu will display his photography of the architecture and sculptures of a 12th century temple in Angkor Wat, Cambodia, from June 17 to Aug. 13 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center is at 1201 W. Malvern Ave. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students and seniors and free for children 12 and under. Information: (714) 738-6340.
November 1, 2010 |
The 12th-century temples in Angkor, Cambodia, stand as astonishing remnants of the powerful Khmer Empire that once ruled Southeast Asia. The ancient site last week picked up a new accolade: most beloved World Heritage Site. That assessment comes from travel website TripAdvisor, which partnered with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre to find out which sites travelers would recommend as must-see tourist stops. Nearly 250,000 people over the last year submitted feedback on 789 sites (the list has expanded to 911)