Beyond the Crowds of Angkor, Cambodia

There’s no denying that Cambodia’s Angkor has gone into mass tourism mode, its timeless feel all-too-easily obscured by the constant presence of tour groups. No longer the lost jungle ruins of popular imagination, this ancient city of the Khmers is now a carefully managed tourist spectacle—it’s so popular that last year’s increase in entrance fees did little to deter the two million visitors who came. Angkor Wat and the other must-see temples are now pretty much resigned to their fates as star attractions, but thankfully there are still many spots that remain off the tourist radar. Check out these locales in and around Angkor to get a glimpse of Cambodia beyond the crowds.

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