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Cambodian temple joins UNESCO list

Roots shroud a relief at Sambor Prei Kuk, or "the temple in the richness of the forest" an archaeological site of ancient Ishanapura, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia.  

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Roots shroud a relief at Sambor Prei Kuk, or "the temple in the richness of the forest" an archaeological site of ancient Ishanapura, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Roots shroud a relief at Sambor Prei Kuk, or "the temple in the richness of the forest" an archaeological site of ancient Ishanapura, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Sambor Prei Kuk in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. The archaeological site has been identified as Ishanapura, the capital of the Chenla Empire that flourished in the late 6th and early 7th centuries. 


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Sambor Prei Kuk in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. The archaeological site has been identified as Ishanapura, the capital of the Chenla Empire that flourished in the late 6th and early 7th centuries. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Sambor Prei Kuk in Kampong Thom province, Cambodia. The archaeological site has been identified as Ishanapura, the capital of the Chenla Empire that flourished in the late 6th and early 7th centuries. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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The vestiges of the city cover an area of 25 square kilometres and include a walled city center as well as numerous temples, ten of which are octagonal, unique specimens of their genre in southeast Asia.

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The vestiges of the city cover an area of 25 square kilometres and include a walled city center as well as numerous temples, ten of which are octagonal, unique specimens of their genre in southeast Asia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

The vestiges of the city cover an area of 25 square kilometres and include a walled city center as well as numerous temples, ten of which are octagonal, unique specimens of their genre in southeast Asia. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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A sculpture at Sambor Prei Kuk. Decorated sandstone elements in the site are characteristic of the pre-Angkor decorative idiom, known as the Sambor Prei Kuk Style. 



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A sculpture at Sambor Prei Kuk. Decorated sandstone elements in the site are characteristic of the pre-Angkor decorative idiom, known as the Sambor Prei Kuk Style. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A sculpture at Sambor Prei Kuk. Decorated sandstone elements in the site are characteristic of the pre-Angkor decorative idiom, known as the Sambor Prei Kuk Style. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Roots cover a wall at Sambor Prei Kuk. The art and architecture developed here became models for other parts of the region and lay the ground for the unique Khmer style of the Angkor period.

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Roots cover a wall at Sambor Prei Kuk. The art and architecture developed here became models for other parts of the region and lay the ground for the unique Khmer style of the Angkor period. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Roots cover a wall at Sambor Prei Kuk. The art and architecture developed here became models for other parts of the region and lay the ground for the unique Khmer style of the Angkor period. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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A relief at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A relief at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A relief at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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A tree at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A tree at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A tree at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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A relief is pictured at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A relief is pictured at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A relief is pictured at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Tourist visit Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Tourist visit Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Tourist visit Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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Tourists visit Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Tourists visit Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Tourists visit Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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A woman pray inside of a temple at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A woman pray inside of a temple at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A woman pray inside of a temple at Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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A tourist visits Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A tourist visits Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A tourist visits Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

A religious figure is seen inside Sambor Prei Kuk. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
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