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US Sisters Take Bare-Butt Photos at Sacred Temple

And then swiftly get put on a bus from Cambodia to Thailand

(Newser) - When visiting a UNESCO World Heritage Site, taking pictures seems a given—taking pictures of one's bare butt, less so. Two American sisters were deported from Cambodia late Saturday night after being caught taking nude photos at the Angkor temple complex the day prior. A senior heritage police official'... More »

Ancient 'Lost City' Brought to Life With Lasers

Lidar shows hidden remnants of Angkor area in Cambodia

(Newser) - The world's biggest religious complex, some four times the size of Vatican City, is Cambodia's Angkor Wat, built in 1150 but long lost to history. Archaeological work since the 19th century has uncovered pieces of it, but it wasn't until last year that researchers got a detailed... More »

Top Spots for Solo Adventurers

Go it alone for fun

(Newser) - Looking to mend a well-trodden heart with a solo adventure? From serene fishing villages to culture-packed cities, several destinations can be just the ticket. For those who prefer to go it alone, IgoUgo readers recommend:
  1. Vienna
  2. Rio de Janeiro
  3. Florence
  4. Parque Nacional Volcan Baru, Panama
  5. Marseille, France
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Angkor What?: Cambodian Dig Unearths Megacity

Ancient city was once world's largest

(Newser) - Cambodia's famed Angkor—usually penciled into guidebooks thanks to its eponymous 12th-century temple—was once the world's biggest city, new research by University of Sydney archaeologists shows. From the 10th century on, Angkor grew to nearly one million inhabitants and sprawled out to the size of modern-day Los Angeles. More »

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