The cheapest way to visit Angkor, Cambodia

Google trained lots of cameras on Cambodia's temples to add them to its library of historic sites that you can see from Street View on its maps. The company said it stitched together 90,000 new images to show off the sites.

Angkor, Cambodia, has ruins from capitals of the Khmer Empire that date from the 9th to the 15th century. UNESCO describes it as "one of the most important archaeological sites of Southeast Asia," with scores of temples -- including the famous Angkor Wat -- reservoirs, communication routes and more. The 400-square-mile site has had a huge influx of visitors in recent years, which has led some conservationists to voice concerns about preserving it; UNESCO says 4 million tourists are expected to visit this year, up from just 22,000 in 1992.

If you're not among them, here are some photos, and here is Google Maps' tour.


The Bayon temple in Angkor. (Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)

A bas-relief with a traditional Aspara dancer at Angkor. (Christohpe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)

Tourists visit the Ta Phrom temple. (Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)

People cycle past the Angkor architectural complex. (Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images)
Terri Rupar is The Post's national digital projects editor.

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