Cambodia: Ancient Angkor temples added to Street View
Cambodia's most famous ancient temple, Angkor Wat, can now be visited virtually on Google Street View, it appears.
More than a hundred historic sites in the area have also been made available with more than 90,000 panoramic images, Google says in a blog post.
The images show "how technology can change the way cultural treasures are preserved for generations to come", the search giant says. A Google Map view of Angkor Wat shows a dense network of paths accessible by Street View.
The Angkor region was part of the powerful Khmer Empire, which once included parts of present-day Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. The temple complex was built between the ninth and 13th centuries by Khmer kings and is a UN heritage site.
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