Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat is the crowing jewel of Cambodia. Angkor Wat is actually a single temple amongst many but its astounding beauty has given the entire area its name. It is the largest religious structure on earth and was built around 1,000 years ago. Over the centuries the temples have been ruled by Hindus and Buddhists and now represent a mix of both. Carved reliefs ring most of the temples showing great Hindu battles or scenes from Buddha’s life surrounded by hundreds of bodhisatvas. Perhaps most impressive of all is the mix between the ancient ruins and the every growing jungle that is slowly reclaiming this enchanted patch of earth.

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Scott Dusek is a writer and photography originally from Seattle, Washingon.

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