Angkor Wat

(Image Source: Mike Fuchslocher/Alamy)

On a lush floodplain, just above Tonle Sap Lake, deep within the tropical forest of northwestern Cambodia lie the crumbling ruins of a colossal ancient city at the heart of which is a magnificent monument called Angkor Wat. As a Hindu temple that was turned into a Buddhist sanctuary, Angkor Wat is a monumental reminder of the impermanence of things, having…

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