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BackgroundsA sacred place also called a holy place- is a sacred city or region of each religion It is the sense of place that is distinct from others We can say that it is a special place or differentiated place The notion of a sacred place is complex encompassing a range of aspects architecture geography beliefs communities and not least of all the receptivity of ones soul Sacred places around the world attract millions of pilgrims Sacred places provide lots of information such as ancient civilizations mythological events and religious information There are many sacred places in the world Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sacred places in South East Asia Angkor Wat name means a city that is a temple a modern Khmer name What was the original name and Angkor was added when it became to Theravada Buddhist monument in the 16th century According to Live Sciencem Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed Since the late 90s the numbers of tourists have rapidly increased and Cambodia has welcomed visitors Cambodia was one of the poorest countries in the world however the tourisms of Angkor Wat help to improve Cambodias economy This temple brought huge investments from many countries also the investments and tourism have created lots jobs Based on the Cambodian government tourism report in 2008 more than 2 million people visited Cambodia and more than 50 of them visited the Angkor Wat site Angkor Wat is a great source for making money in Cambodia It has also drawn the flag as a symbol of Cambodia Discovered by archologistArchaeologists estimate the date of Angkor Wats construction the 12th century This temple was built for King Suryavarman II According to the Cultured Traveler In 1861 it was discovered by a Frenchman Henri Mouhot and soon became an object of admiration and awe by the Indochinas French colonizers and their subjects the Cambodian people After visiting the site
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