Its geography ranges from the Mekong Delta to the Cardamom Mountains, while its history is a reminder of ancient maritime trade links that brought Hinduism and Buddhism to its shores. Its temples — the most famous is Angkor Wat — have attracted millions of tourists and even Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider franchise.
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