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Southeast Asia Travel News

The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

Giant gnarled trees rise from huge piles of sandstone blocks; spreading roots and creeping vines cloak massive walls, dense foliage obscures crumbling towers and moss and lichens conceal intricate carvings. Cambodia’s Beng Melea; chaotic decaying ancient ruins and rampant tropical vegetation – a perfect synthesis of man’s handiwork and untamed nature and a complete antithesis of what it was originally…

Little do most people realise when they’re whizzing along in their bright blue bus that many important routes in Thailand’s impressive 21st century road network follow the traces of, and are built over the top of, ancient roads dating from the Angkor period. (As for example with England’s road infrastructure and the Romans.) The extensive Angkor road network covered not…