Location: Cambodia Length: 7 min
Khmer King Jayavarman VII built Banteay Chhmar in northwest Cambodia at the end of the 12th Century using grandiose temple plans similar to those he adopted for Angkor. A one-kilometer arcaded wall, carved with detailed bas-reliefs telling the story of the Ancient Khmer, formerly surrounded the temple. Most of it now is in ruins and subject to extreme looting following decades of war. De-mined in 2007, Banteay Chhmar and its proud towers and awesome temples critically need conservation, master planning and increased protection.
Produced in 2009 by Global Heritage Fund
Angkor (Cambodia) (About.com)
Banteay Chhmar (Wikipedia)
Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia (Global Heritage Fund)
Khmer Civilization (Cambodia-travel.com)
Khmer Empire (Infoplease.com)