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The Southeast Asia Travel Specialists Since 1999

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…

Since we had a previous, photo-less, post on Khmer history here’s a pretty temple to go with it! The picturesque temple with the rather un-picturesque name of N21 at Kompong Thom Province’s Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex. (Still it’s better than being called S21!?). N21 ‘cos it’s temple number 21 in the northern group of temples and I guess there’s…

Well both! There’s no denying it’s a very unspectacular ruin and whichever way you look at it it doesn’t really amount to much more than a pile of old bricks with a couple of sandstone slabs scattered around for contrast. It’ll be a snowy day in Siem Reap before it’ll rival Angkor Wat or Ta Prom – “Ak Yum postcards…