Archaeology reveals the history of architecture, or the art and science of designing buildings. The study of archiecture often coincides with archaeology, since many archaeological finds in Southeast Asia are related to ancient temple structures (such as Angkor Wat, Borobudur, and the Cham Towers), but also bridges, wallsfortifications and buildings from the colonial period.

To cite this page: Tan, Noel Hidalgo (2021, Updated 6 September 2022) Architecture. Southeast Asian Archaeology. Available at:
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