Angkor Wat without tourists: Empty, strange and extraordinary


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Angkor Wat in mid-May is devoid of tourists due to international travel restrictions. — Photos: VINCENT PROSPER/dpa

With travel restrictions in place around the world, and the coronavirus pandemic keeping would-be tourists at home, one of the world’s most famous wonders, the early 12th-century Angkor Wat and surrounding temples, has been left largely empty for months.

But for those who live in Cambodia, the pandemic has offered visitors to the Angkor Archaeological Park a rare opportunity to explore the near vacant temples in peace, quiet and solitude.

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