Angkor Wat is an international icon, made famous by a heady cocktail of inherent character, French imperial and archaeological fascination, World Heritage Site Status, and a dose of Lara Croft and Tomb Raider.

It has also been a contested site throughout history tied into local identity, community and ecology. It is part of an intricate environment within which people live, work and play.  As sustainable tourists (both real and virtual) we should seek to understand these histories and present relationships, and to respect them.

Discover more in this week’s story, which includes an interesting resource link to information about sustainable tourism initiatives underway in Cambodia.

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