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Travel to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, which was founded in the 14th Century and is a sprawling city lying in the arms of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers. The sumptuous Silver Pagoda in the Royal Palace, built by Prince Sihanouk in 1962, contains over 5,000 silver floor tiles and houses one of the most spectacular collections of Buddha statues in the world. One golden Buddha is lavishly decorated with 9,584 diamonds.
In Siem Reap, the Angkor complex constitutes one of humankind’s most magnificent architectural achievements. From Angkor the kings of the mighty Khmer Empire ruled over a territory that extended from the tip of what is now southern Vietnam northwards to Yunnan in China and westward to the Bay of Bengal. Angkor’s hundred or so temples constitute the sacred skeleton of a spectacular administrative and religious center which once covered an area the size of Manhattan.