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Something more to add to the places to see?

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Something more to add to the places to see?

Just found this in the newspaper this morning. More temples to eventually add to the list- or is it just a media beef up of what is already known?

brisbanetimes.com.au/world/lost-horizons-med…

Palm Cove, Australia
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1. Re: Something more to add to the places to see?

No I do not think it is a media beef up.

IMO the discovery and the technology used , is amazing.

I heard about it on the radio so thank you for link. 

Nah , personally I do not feel the need to go visit it ( list must sees) I just hope they learn from the discoveries.

Kurashiki, Japan
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2. Re: Something more to add to the places to see?

They will have to clear the area of mines before they open it to tourism, as they did for Koh Ker, it will take at least a couple years to do that...

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3. Re: Something more to add to the places to see?

This is an extension of the Greater Angkor Project, qv Google, lead by Professor Roland Fletcher of the University of Sydney.

This is an entirely pre-Angkorean settlement and will change the present thingking about settlement and development in the Angkor region.

Best regards. Ian

Edited: 10:54 pm, June 14, 2013
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4. Re: Something more to add to the places to see?

That is what I love about history. We are always discovering new things about the past... and then the opportunity to actually visit them.

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5. Re: Something more to add to the places to see?

Hello Kameka/Helen,

NO excuse not to go back to Angkor region now!

All best wishes. Ian

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6. Re: Something more to add to the places to see?

I know Ian.

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7. Re: Something more to add to the places to see?

That is wonderful news, I can't wait to visit, hopefully it won't take too long to open it to the public.

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8. Re: Something more to add to the places to see?

Yes, now they will divert mine-clearance teams from where they are really needed so that they can open up a new money making attraction for tourists...wonderful news.

It is pretty impressive the technology they have used to discover these new ruins though, a great historical find.

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9. Re: Something more to add to the places to see?

This great news! More reasons why to go back to Cambodia. I am alittle weary about land mines. I hope they keep things as they've found it. BM was one of the best places off the usual tourist route. But I heard it's very popular now.

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10. Re: Something more to add to the places to see?

The locals are veary weary (tired!) of landmines, but you shouldn't be wary unless you are heading into dense jungle areas. The tourists sites have been cleared and this place will certainly not be opened to the public unless mine/UXO clearance has progressed.