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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cambodia: Angkor

"Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings."
Source: UNESCO World Heritage List
This superb Cambodian postcard was sent to me by Zarah from Cambodia.
As mentioned by Zarah at the back of the postcard, "Angkor Temple is the World's Largest Religious Structure", a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a truly magnificent Khmer architectural masterpiece and the highlight to every tourist's visit to Cambodia. I've been there many times and it never fails to amaze me everytime. And who doesn't? It truly is a world wonder."
 The stamp used on the postcard was issued in 2003 at the eve of 45th Anniversary of Cambodian-Chinese Friendship and shows another UNESCO World Heritage Site from China - The Great Wall of China. It is one stamp of the set of two stamps issued on the event. The 2nd stamp featured Angkor Wat Temple from Cambodia. You can see the complete set here.


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