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Tree grows upon temple ruins at Ta Prohm

Explore the Temples of Angkor with Google Street View

Want to explore the sacred sites of the world, but don’t have the cash to live your dream? While you’re saving your pennies, this might be the next best thing: the Google Maps team has created a ‘Street View’ exploration of the temples of Angkor, Cambodia, allowing you to ‘walk around’ (virtually) the ruins of the ancient seat of the Khmer Empire:

The temples at Angkor each have a unique story — whether it’s the way they were built, the ancient Khmer cities they sit on, or the artwork they contain. To give you the most complete picture, our team used all the tools available to us: Street View cars, Trekkers and tripods to carefully photograph the exteriors and interiors of Angkor’s temples as they stand today.

With more than 90,000 new panoramic images views, we hope Cambodians and others around the world can experience these cultural and archaeological treasures in an entirely new way. Whether it’s revisiting iconic sites such as Bayon Temple in time for the Khmer New Year or studying the Ramayana’s Battle of Lanka bas relief carvings within Angkor Wat, Street View can help you more easily explore Angkor’s rich heritage.

From the tree-covered ruins of Ta Prohm, through to the amazing carvings of Angkor Wat, there’s hours of fun in this one – get into it.

Link: Google Street View: The Temples of Angkor

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