A note from our curator, independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:
In this Earth Diaries episode we travel to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, a temple complex that encompasses over 1,000 temples and spreads over 154 square miles. Built by the Khmer civilization between 802 and 1220 AD, and drawing over 2 million visitors each year, the temple complex of Angkor is the largest religious monument in the world. This film gives us a glimpse into Angkor Wat’s lush jungle setting in northern Cambodia, the beautiful and symbolic bas-relief friezes skillfully carved throughout the temples; and their many elevated towers, covered galleries, chambers, and courtyards linked by stairways. These are structures of homage, linking mystery to ruling power to great craftsmanship and arduous labor.
Venture through the jungle of Cambodia to discover the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat on Ancient Kingdoms: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam.
Earth Diaries - Angkor Wat – Produced by Cynthia Younker