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A close look at the mysterious Banteay Chhmar ruins in Cambodia
Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia
A statue smiles at Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia.

CNN posted a story and photo slide show on Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia, lies alongside the famous Angkor Wat. Today, much of the city is in ruins even with no tourists running around playing tomb raider as efforts are currently underway to preserve the ancient city.

There is mystery surrounding Banteay Chhmar. According to the CNN article, "No one is certain why Banteay Chhmar was constructed, or why it was abandoned. Archeologists know King Jayavarman VII began building Banteay Chhmar at the end of the 12th century, following the same plans as Angkor Wat."

To view the photo slideshow and read the full article, please visit "Amid the ruins of an ancient city in Cambodia's former empire."