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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.

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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)