The great Angkor region of Cambodia is an ancient land where the Khmer Empire built its capital, over a 1200 years ago. The single most notable landmark in the area is the stunning Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century, which stands today as an incredible feat of engineering, and remains the largest temple complex in the world.
But that's not all. There are literally hundreds of temples in the area. Some of them majestic; some of them eerie, invaded and occupied by the jungle for centuries. Siem Reap, Cambodia's fifth largest city, has become the logical starting point for temple trekking, and since Angkor's "rediscovery" by the French in 1901, the area has become one of the most spectacular historical sites in the world.