Angkor what? No, Angkor Wat.
I’ve just discovered this show called ‘How Earth Made Us‘ in which Professor Iain Stewart “tells the epic story of how geology, geography and climate have influenced mankind. In this particuar episode (3 out of 5), he goes about showing how water has been central to human existence.
He talked about this place called Angkor in Combodia’s Siem Reap province, where the Khmer people built a system of temples, structures and sculptures, including these ridiculosly large moats to store water. The above shows the principle temple of the Angkorian region and a UNESCO World Heritage Site… The temple of Angkor Wat.
In case you’re curious, it’s on BBC 2, Tuesday night @ 9pm or on the BBC iPlayer.
I also found some pretty cool photos of the place here, here and here. I’m sure if you browse around you’ll find better ones like this 360 x 360 panoromic view tool that allows you to tour different areas of the temple through 360 degree photos.