Cambodia: Angkor Archaeological Park
Angkor Archaeological Park is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cambodia. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. It holds unparalleled significance for humankind’s history and the demonstration of a living cultural heritage. The entire temple complex contains outstanding remains of successive ancient cities from the Khmer Empire, dating between the 9th to the 15th centuries, including its most well-known temples, Angkor Wat, Bayon and Ta Phrom. According to the APSARA National Authority, the organization responsible for the protection and safeguarding of Angkor, there are over 150 significant monuments in the region. XMI was privileged to photograph this extraordinary site while working alongside the World Heritage Volunteers Program at Angkor. This program is supported by UNESCO and APSARA, and focuses on exposing the world's youth to conservation efforts and other aspects, like tourism, affecting the park's integrity and its future. We aim for our photographic documentation to highlight the wonder and importance of this very special place, and to promote interest in its continued protection and conservation.
Please explore the galleries below to journey with us along the ancient paths and halls of Angkor, and to learn about the WHV-Angkor program.