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Great danielswalsh 2005-07-19 4:37

I was wondering where you got the title from... Not until you click on the thumbnail is it evident.

This structure reminds me of Angkor Wat. From what I understand you can find temples such as this not only in Angkor, but throughout Cambodia. I'm presuming this place is fairly close to Cambodia?

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- Dan

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Old 07-19-2005, 11:53 AM
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Default To danielswalsh: Champa

Hi Dan The Champa were in central & southern coastal Vietnam. Thay actually invaded Angkor Wat about 1180 ad, in adjacent Cambodia, & sacked the city, but the Khmers regrouped under Jayavarman VII, & drove them out.

Here's a bas relief at AW depicting the defeat of the Champa:

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Cambodia/photo54767.htm

After Jayavarman VII recaptured the badly damaged Angkorian capital from the Cham invaders in 1181, He began a massive building campaign across the empire, constructing Angkor Thom as his new capital city.

http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Cambodia/photo118818.htm

I'd never heard of the Champa, until I after went to Vietnam.

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