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Phnom Kulen: Sacred Mountain and Hidden Temples Hold Forgotten Treasures in Cambodia

May 18, 2017 - General
Khmer temple ruins at Phnom Kulen, a sacred mountain range in Cambodia.

In Cambodia, some 40 kilometers (24.85 miles) northeast of Angkor, is the mountain range of Phnom Kulen. This sandstone plateau is a sacred site to Hindus and Buddhists. In addition to a giant statue of the Buddha, there are images sacred to Hinduism carved into a nearby riverbed. In the vicinity of Phnom Kulen there are also many temples which have been covered in vegetation and only discovered by archaeologists using 3-D mapping techniques.

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