Salient to Investors:

  • The lost medieval city of Angkor in Cambodia once covered 1,000 sq km – only equalled by London some 700 years later – and contained nearly a million people and the world’s biggest religious complex covering area 4 times larger than Vatican City.
  • The end of the medieval period saw dramatic shifts in climate across south-east Asia causing catastrophic flood damage to Angkor’s vital water network and a spiral of decline from which it never recovered.
  • In the 15th Century, the Khmer kings abandoned Ankor and moved to Phnom Penh, the present-day capital of Cambodia.

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