Angkor Wat – Heaven on Earth

By Sumitra Selvaraj

April 2013 FEATURE
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Steep stairs leading up to the central sanctuary in Angkor Wat.
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Pushy tour groups, persistent souvenir sellers and the searing heat may threaten your sanity, but nothing, absolutely nothing, can take away from the jaw-dropping grandeur of the temples of Angkor. And with a little careful planning, it is possible to escape far from the maddening crowd to find a quiet nook and trace the footsteps of ancient god-kings.Four out of over 3,000 apsaras carved into the walls of Angkor Wat.Carved corridor at Angkor Wat.From the ninth to the 12th century,...

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Sumitra Selvaraj

is a writer and television talk show executive producer. She is also known as @sareesandstories on Instagram, where she writes about her journey through the daily drape.