Fortunately, most of Cambodia's cultural heritage has been preserved due to the policy of 'pure state'. The most famous and magnificent monument of the ancient culture of Cambodia is Angkor, the capital of the ancient Khmer state and a single complex of temples and palaces. Angkor is thought to be the most outstanding in a row with other architectural ensembles of Southeast Asia. The remains of Angkor include about 100 palaces and temples. Apart from Angkor, there is the Roluos complex of churches built at the end of the 9th century. It includes the temple of Preah Ko, a Buddhist monastery, Bakongo temple characterized by the five-level architecture and surrounded by three walls.

The modern capital of Phnom Penh is a major port on the Tonle Sap River, near its confluence with the Mekong. The city was founded in the fourteenth century. Among the monuments, the best known are the monastery of Phnom Penh, the Royal Palace complex, the world-famous Silver Pagoda, etc.

The National Museum of Art is located north of the palace. The museum building is made in the Khmer style. The most valuable exhibits of the museum are ancient sculptures of the Angkor era and even earlier artefacts.

The Royal Palace is famous for its Throne Hall, where the ceremonies are traditionally held on special occasions. Not far from the Throne Hall, one will find the Royal treasury and the so-called villa of Napoleon III, which was originally erected in Egypt.

Silver Pagoda was founded by King Norodom in 1866. The pagoda is called silver because the floor is paved with 5000 silver blocks weighing more than 6 tons. When visiting the pagoda, one should remove hats and shoes.
The most important attraction is the statue of Emerald Buddha, which was not made of pure emerald, of course, but of crystal. Apart from the statue of the Emerald Buddha, there is another one - the Statue of the Golden Buddha, made of gold and decorated with diamonds.

Angkor is the ancient capital of Cambodia. Khmer kings equalled themselves to the gods and built stunning palaces and temples. In the 10th century, Angkor could have been one of the largest cities in the world. However, once in 1431, the troops of the neighboring Siam captured and destroyed the city, and it fell into the power of the jungle, which for many years concealed it from others. The first work on clearing the jungles of Angkor and the restoration of the buildings began in the early 20th century. In 1992, Angkor was included into the list of UNESCO World Heritage. The temple of Angkor Wat, located on the southern border of the ancient Angkor Wat, is its main attraction. Angkor Wat is preserved much better than many other buildings of Angkor, which is explained by the fact that even after the abandonment of these sites Buddhist monks continued to live in the temple.

Angkor Thom is located 1.7 miles north of Angkor Wat. It is the central part of the ancient city, its citadel, surrounded by a moat and a wall, which forms a square with the sides of about 3 kilometers.

Ta Prohm temple is located on the south side of East Baray. A special peculiarity of Ta Prohm is that it has not been cleared of jungle, and appears before the tourists in the same form as the researchers saw it at the end of the 19th century.

The temple of Banteay Srei is one of the most remote Angkor temples. This Hindu temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva and consists of three towers of Prasat. The walls are decorated with reliefs of the towers.

East Baray is a huge artificial lake in Cambodia, which was dug to supply the nearby city with water during the dry period. In the middle of this reservoir, there is an artificial island where a small Mebon temple stands.

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