Angkor in Cambodia, one of the largest ancient structures in the world, is also one of the best examples of how Mother Nature reclaims her sacred sites.
Sacred sites refer to an area of land deemed especially sacred to Mother Nature and her indigenous lifeforms. Many architectural constructions, namely places of worship, have been built on sacred sites around the world, the ancient city of Angkor included.
The area of Angkor is in fact a complex of temples, palaces, basins, dykes, reservoirs, canals, and ruins dotted through the Cambodian jungle, dedicated to Hindu and Buddhist deities. With Angkor Wat the most famous and visited of the structures that remain, Angkor is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia, stretching some 400 km2. It features the remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th century.
Angkor Wat was…
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