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Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia
A UNESCO World Heritage site

The Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia is the worlds largest religious monument. The temples at Angkor was built 879 - 1191AD and used for 400 years during the kings of the Khmer empire. The Khmers left the city in 1432, and after that it was lost in the jungle until a French explorer, Henri Mouhot, found it in 1860. He died of malaria 1 year later only 35 years old.

A restoration project was started in 1908 and has continued since than except for periods in the 70's and 80's when military operations prevented archaeologists from working in the area.

UNESCO made it a World Heritage site in 1992.

Angkor Wat has become a large tourist attraction for the area with thousands of Travel companies offering tours to the Temples.

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World Heritage Tour

Tito Dupret is a young multimedia photographer from Brussels who during the last 2 years have been travelling in Asia, Africa and Russia to document the World Heritage sites in Virtual Reality Panoramas.

He was schocked when the Talibans in Afghanistan destroyed hundreds of unique temples in the beginning of 2001, and decided to do something for the preservation and documentation of the world's cultural heritage.

Destruction the way the Talibans did is not the only thing that can happen to these places. Only 3 weeks ago one of the World Heritage sites in China was destroyed by a fire. Tito has been there before the fire.

Tito is trying to finance the project by offering you a banner at the World Heritage Tour for a small amount. Go there and choose your favourite place before someone else .

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