Tourists at Angkor Wat in Cambodia
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Angkor Wat: Fears over increase in visitor numbers

The temples of Angkor have stood for a thousand years, surviving wars and periods of obscurity when they were hidden by the jungle.

Now, as Cambodia enjoys a sustained period of peace and relative prosperity, Angkor Wat has become the symbol of the country - but it is now in danger of being loved too much.

The main sites now buzz with tour groups throughout the day - but experts believe that the increase in visitor numbers could put the site in danger.

Guy De Launey went along to find out more.

  • 09 Jun 2012