The Angkor compound is a marvelous sight and site experience. Small wonder that the Cambodian people are proud of this heritage and long to recreate that glory in the modern world. At present, though, they must exploit its tourist value to earn hard currency for their development. Many countries of the world contribute money and expertise to the restoration efforts ongoing at the many temples, but this progress seems as slow as Cambodia’s socio-economic advancement in bettering the lives of the people.
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