Notes on the Geography of Cambodia (Angkor): Looking at Tourists: Photo 4
Tourists are docile. Told that they must visit Bakheng at sunset, they dutifully do so. The site, which was the capital of the Khmer Empire after Hariharalaya (Ruluos), is atop a steep hill, and it theoretically provides a spectacular view of the West Baray, on the west, and Angkor Wat, on the east. A local hotelier has entrepreneurially provided a fleet of elephants for those visitors seeking an authentic experience.
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