While many have traveled far to come visit Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, the wonder of the ancient temples has just begun. Recently, there have been advances in technology which have revealed that there are a vast unknown cities near Angkor Wat.

How were unknown cities near Angkor Wat discovered?

Through the use of airborne laser scanning technology, a vast number of unknown cities have been revealed. These buildings made of thatch and wood that has been rotting away is hidden under the Cambodian jungle. What the images show are what looks like several objects that are spread across the area.

More reasons to visit Siem Reap

As previously mentioned, Siem Reap is perceived to be one of the main attractions in Cambodia. This is for the famed Angkor Wat alone. But through this new discovery, even those who have once visited the temples just might come back for another round of exploration.

It is true that research has been ongoing for several years, but only recently has more proof been shed, along with further information. In fact, while original theories perceived an already large scale complex of cities, the current findings describe a significantly bigger sprawl than what was initially reported.

What is the Angkor Wat?

The Angkor Wat, for those who do not know yet, is known as an UNESCO World Heritage site. It is considered as one of the ancient wonders of the world.

Constructed during the mid-1100s during the reign of King Suryavarman II, the Angkor Wat came about during the height of the Khmer Empire’s military and political power. It is known to be one of the largest pre-industrial cities of the world.

How to see Angkor Wat?

In order to visit Angkor Wat, travelers must make a trip to Siem Reap and acquire tours. There are several trips from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, or Sihanoukville to Siem Reap several days a week. You can check out the website for more information.