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Angkor Wat, Siem Riep, Cambodia
Angkor Temple, Cambodia. "The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur." ~ William Bartram
2. The first civilization of Cambodia formed in 150 AD known as the Fu-Nan. Cambodia was divided into rival states, however during the 9th century a king Jayavarman II founded the Khmer Empire. During the 19th century the Thais invaded Cambodia so they sought protection from the Vietnamese who eventually took over Cambodia. Then the French overthrew the Vietnamese and took over Cambodia. On November 9, 1953 the French recognized Cambodia as an independent state and left them.