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'Angkor Wat'

Sunrise at Angkor Wat You Must See

Sothy Eng | Posted 08.03.2015 | Travel
Sothy Eng

Some of us have a hard time to get up in time for breakfast, let alone at 4 a.m. to get ready to go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat. Yet, the tortuous alarm clock should remind us of how fortunate we are to experience sunrise over Angkor Wat.

These 23 Undergrads' Reflections on Their Trip to Cambodia May Change the Way You Travel

Sothy Eng | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Sothy Eng

To what extent should Cambodia's past inform plans for travel in the present, which is to say: How ought one to balance the sanguinary with the sanguine? How does one witness, fairly, a horrific genocide in which an estimated 1.7 million people died?

7 Reasons To Go To Cambodia Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel

When the sun rises over Angkor Wat, it's easy to understand why the citizens of the ancient city of Angkor considered their leaders to be gods. Th...

A Life Transformed in South East Asia

Don Mankin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Don Mankin

I stood at the window on the top floor of the skyscraper in the heart of Bangkok looking out at the chaos on the streets below. It was hot and smoggy, and it had taken us about two hours to travel just a few miles to get here.

Meeting Rithy Panh in Cambodia

Karin Badt | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

One in every four Cambodians was murdered during the rule of the Khmer Rouge, between 1975 and 1979. The Missing Picture tells the story of the genocide through a child's perspective, using clay dolls to recreate the director's memories and interspersing these personal scenes with actual footage.

An Unsung Hero in Cambodia

Karin Badt | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Karin Badt

The little girl laughed happily as she read the Braille with her hands, proud that she had mastered all the words. If it was not for the school set up for the blind and deaf, here in Phnom Penh, she would have been left in the dark.

Dairy Queens

Cynthia Catania | Posted 04.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Cynthia Catania

Hostel living reminds me of one particular tour adventure I had. We were touring Ireland with the band, and we played a bar gig somewhere in the country where the fee included housing. Whoa. Never in my life had I stayed in such a place.

Rome Journal: Why Travel Anywhere?

Francis Levy | Posted 03.05.2015 | Travel
Francis Levy

What is the point of travel? People do the Terracotta Warriors, the Forbidden City and the Wall when they go to China. You go to Jordan for Petra, Ind...

58 Frenetic Hours in Cairo

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Cairo under the best of circumstances is frenetic, so 58 hours in the Egyptian capital proved an exhausting undertaking requiring a hardy stamina and lots of patience.

In Transit. In Angkor Wat.

Zack Simon | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Zack Simon

Our arrival at Angkor Wat was something majestic. The temples of the complex were silhouetted against the groan, which had by then risen to a chorus of orange and red that hurried through the paper-thin clouds pasted high in the indigo sky above.

Invisible 'Graffiti' Discovered On Walls Of Iconic Temple

| Lizzie Wade | Posted 05.29.2014 | Science

Angkor Wat may be covered in graffiti—but don’t worry, it’s invisible. Built in the early 12th century, Cambodia’s architecturally iconic temp...

Seven Spots in Southeast Asia You Absolutely Have to See to Believe

Lina Eroh | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Lina Eroh

Budget travel in Southeast Asia is some of the most luxurious out there, which means just a little bit of money gets you very far on the road to awesome.

Top 10 Stone-carved Sites

Cheapflights | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Any sculpture or monument has the potential to be impressive, but there's something about the intricate carving of stone that has fascinated the masses as far back as ancient Egyptian times (some might argue longer).

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations

Cheapflights | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

The world is filled with must-see destinations we are told we need to tick off our ever-growing bucket lists. Behind these well-traveled hotspots are smaller, lesser-known attractions that are definitely worth your time.

Google Street View's Newest Addition Will Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.04.2014 | Travel

Virtual wanderers can now explore the ancient Cambodian city of Angkor -- including the famous temple of Angkor Wat -- entirely from their laptops, th...

Cambodia's Angkor Vs. Burma's Bagan: Which Should You Visit?

Lina Eroh | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Lina Eroh

Where else in the world will you feel like you're in Legends of the Hidden Temple?

A Grim, Yet Satisfying, Return Visit to Cambodia

Murray Fromson | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Murray Fromson

Having returned to Cambodia more than once in the post-Cold War era, my wife and I were surprisingly impressed by the extent to which this once battle-torn country was now coming to life, placing the memories of its past well behind it.

World's Largest Religious Monument Will Be Bigger Than Angkor Wat

Posted 11.18.2013 | Religion

A model of what will be the world's largest religious monument was unveiled on Wednesday in Patna, India, by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, report...

5 Sacred Places for a Spook-Free Halloween

Joy Pecknold | Posted 12.21.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

October's rife with talk of ghosts, goblins and ghouls, but not everybody's down with the undead. For those looking for the flip side to a haunted hotel experience -- more deities than demons -- here are five divinely-linked destinations for a more sacred sojourn.

Sacred Cambodian Dance Rituals Rededicate Temples

Religion News Service | Katherine Burgess | Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion

SILVER SPRING, Md. (RNS) It’s the only dance troupe trained to bless and dedicate Cambodian temples, including the iconic 12th-century Angkor Wat te...

A Guide to Your Next Movie Location Vacation

Kensington Tours | Posted 08.23.2013 | Travel
Kensington Tours

Whether you're looking to discover the Tokyo of Bill Murray's Lost in Translation, or the explosive battle scene of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Asia has set the scene for some of film's most epic adventures.

Best Places to Watch the Sunset

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

There's some kind of magic that happens when the sun drifts down. The world -- it seems -- glows with bright light and brilliant color, but just for a...

Travels and Reflection in the Midst of Crisis -- A 9/11 Reflection

Suzanne Guillette | Posted 11.10.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Suzanne Guillette

On the occasion of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I am revisiting my thoughts on the diversity of responses to public tragedies; whether disbelief, anger, fear or ambivalence, they are beautifully reflective of our humanity.

Cambodia's Best

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.27.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

I no longer wondered why Angelina hoped to adopt one Cambodian kid after another.

Ancient Temple's Big Secret Exposed By Google Earth

| Posted 10.15.2012 | Science

By Traci Watson Scientists have long known that the sandstone blocks used to build the famous Angkor Wat temple and other monuments in the ancient C...