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A major archaeological site in northwest Cambodia and the capital of the Khmer empire from the 9th to the 15th century. The ruins include two important Hindu temple complexes, Angkor Wat (12th century) and Angkor Thom (13th century).
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(Placename) a large area of ruins in NW Cambodia, containing Angkor Thom (tɔːm), the capital of the former Khmer Empire, and Angkor Wat (wɒt), a three-storey temple, which were overgrown with dense jungle from the 14th to 19th centuries
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Ang•kor(ˈæŋ kɔr, -koʊr)
a vast assemblage of ruins of the Khmer empire, near the modern city of Siem Reap in NW Cambodia: elaborately carved and decorated temples, statues, gateways, and towers.
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