- a vast assemblage of ruins of the Khmer empire, near the modern city of Siem Reap in NW Cambodia: many elaborately carved and decorated temples, stone statues, gateways, and towers.
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These four-headed columns are found on the gates of Angkor Thom as well as in the Bayon and are singularly impressive.
But Angkor Thom and the principal monuments were situated near the Siamese frontier and felt the shock of every collision.
It is agreed that this building is the Bayon, which formed the centre of the later city of Angkor.
Again in 1473 they occupied Chantaboun, Korat and Angkor but had to retire and conclude peace.
The Siamese captured Angkor Thom in 1313, 1351 and 1420 but did not on any occasion hold it for long.
- a large area of ruins in NW Cambodia, containing Angkor Thom (tɔːm), the capital of the former Khmer Empire, and Angkor Wat (wɒt), a three-storey temple, which were overgrown with dense jungle from the 14th to 19th centuries