Visitors from Japan have visited an ancient temple in their droves.

Preah Vihear Temple is situated atop a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province, Cambodia and the Japanese love it.

Over 25% of the site’s visitors last year were from Japan, according to the latest figures from the Preah Vihear Authority.

Construction of the first temple on the site began in the early 9th century. The structure sits close to the border of Cambodia and Thailand’s Sisaket province and the two countries have argued over who legally owns the site for years.

Situated on the edge of a plateau that dominates the plain of Cambodia, the Temple is dedicated to Shiva.

The Temple is composed of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases.

The site is particularly well preserved, possibly due to its remoteness.

Have you visited the historic temple?


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