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Angkor Archaeological Park Overview

Stretching over some 400 square kilometers, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire of the 8th to the 14th centuries. It is the largest pre-industrial city in the world. The most famous are the Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. Within its vicinity, there are several temples built at differently, usually by a reign of Khmer Kings. Each King, from 800 to 1400 AD had built one or more temples and dedicate them to deity Hindu gods or their parents.
Angkor Archaeological Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. At the same time, it was also placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger due to looting, a declining water table, and unsustainable tourism. UNESCO has now set up a wide-ranging program to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings. We will describe some of temples to give you insight of the architecture, when and by whom it was built. Use the map below as a reference. They can be reached by car or motorcycle called tok-tok with small fare.

Angkor Archaeological Park Map

The Angkor Era: From Kingdom to Empire

The Angkorian period span more than 600 years from 802 AD to 1432 AD. During this incredible period, hundreds temples of Angkor were built, many kingdoms were consolidated as a Khmer Empire that became one of the great powers in Southeast Asia.

The ancient Khmer culture at the time of its apogee (802-1327) is characterized by some of the key developments:

  1. Monarch is a head of imperial state
  2. Khmer Capital is always based in Angkor (Temple City)
  3. Hinduism/Mayahana Buddhism is state religion
  4. Worship of Linga
  5. Prasats (temples) are house of gods, arranged in block of stones supported by stepped pyramids
  6. Massive and extensive public waterworks (canals, moat, reservoirs)
  7. Network of highways, causeways and masonry bridges
  8. Inscriptions in Sanskrit and Khmer

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VOA News Coverage - CCD 2012 (click on pictures)

 

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Voice of America/Khmer: Dr Chanthourn Thuy

A Khmer Archaeologist visited USA in July 2012 to present his research finding about ancient iron smelter in Cambodia to Cambodian-American communities. One of his stop was Washington, DC Metro area. Click on picture to watch the VOA News coverage during his presentation in Annandale VA.


 

Voice of America Interviewed Ms Sophia Tep, CCD Vice-President

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Sam Relief Dec 2012 Newsletter

Sam Relief was very busy in early April of 2012 and has delivered another 10 tons of rice to Angkor Children Hospital at Siem Reap.


Women's Health Study: http://mapa.nur.utexas.edu


Replica of Angkor Wat

We have bought a replica of Angkor Wat (picture shown above). It is a sculpture made out from stone, by a sculptor in Pursat province, Cambodia. It is 1.3 meter long, 1.1 meter wide and .35 meter high. It took more than 2 months to complete the sculpture. Click the picture to enlarge.


Phare Ponleu Selpak

Phare Ponleu Selpak (website: www.phareps.org) is a Cambodian association providing artistic activities to children and adults around the Battambang vicinity. The artistic fields are: performing arts (circus, theater, dancing, music), visual arts (cartoon animation, painting contemporary, illustration and graphic design) and social actions (governmental school pre-school through high school, child care center, and transitional youth house). Learn more ...

Khmer Music Festival

Thank you for coming to our Khmer Music Festival on Saturday September 5th 2015

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2015 Miss Cambodian American DC

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