BBC story on the increased visitors at Angkor Wat

The BBC ran a video story over the weekend about the increased number of tourists at Angkor.

BBC 20120609
BBC 20120609

Are there too many tourists at Angkor’s temples?
BBC, 09 June 2012

Angkor Wat: Fears over increase in visitor numbers
BBC, 09 June 2012

The temples of Angkor have stood for a thousand years, surviving wars and periods of obscurity when they were hidden by the jungle.

Now, as Cambodia enjoys a sustained period of peace and relative prosperity, Angkor Wat has become the symbol of the country – but it is now in danger of being loved too much.

Story and video here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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