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Buddhist Heritage sites in Southeast Asia protected by UNESCO

There are many famous Buddhist Heritage sites in Southeast Asia that are recognized and protected by UNESCO. Here is a list of the most famous World Heritage Sites in the region.

Angkor Wat (Photo credits: Commons Wikipedia)
Angkor Wat (Photo credits: Commons Wikipedia)

Angkor, Cambodia

One of the most prominent and famous sites in Asia, Angkor stretches over 40,000 hectares. This was the last remaining stronghold of the Khmer Empire and today the ruins are visited by thousands each year. The most prominent sites are the Bayon Temple with its detailed sculptures, and Angkor Thon together with Angkor Wat.

 

 

Borobudur Temple (Photo credit: Commons Wikimedia)
Borobudur Temple (Photo credit: Commons Wikimedia)

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