Historic ruins discovered in Asia have little chance of remaining untouched by the millions of tourists that are crossing borders every day in search of authentic undiscovered gems.
A 1,200-year-old city has been uncovered by archaeologists in a thick, mountainous jungle in Cambodia, Australia’s Fairfax Media has reported. An international team of researchers using helicopter-mounted laser-imaging technology discovered dozens of temples connected by networks of roads, canals and dykes some 25 miles north of the famous Angkor Wat complex.
The city, Mahendraparvarta, predates Angkor Wat by 350 years.
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Photo credit: Angkor Wat, shown above, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cambodia. Steve Cornish / Flickr