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Archaeological visualization of Angkor Wat at sunset, with site map at upper right. Tom Chandler, Mike Yeates, Chandara Ung and Brent McKee, Monash University, SensiLab, 2019

Angkor Wat archaeological digs yield new clues to its civilization’s decline

Many tourists hold an outdated romanticized image of an abandoned temple emerging from the jungle. But research around Angkor Wat suggests its collapse might be better described as a transformation.
A rainbow strikes Angkor Wat: virtual reality technology can now give you the sensation of standing amid the Cambodian temple. BARBARA WALTON/EPA

Why virtual reality cannot match the real thing

Through virtual reality you can now explore a sunken ship, suspend weightless in space, or visit Angkor Wat. So why is the real experience still better?
Some travellers may forget that where they travel is not their home, and that cultural sensitivities may differ greatly. Naked At Monuments/Facebook

Explainer: the rise of naked tourism

The trend of 'naked tourism' reveals something more than just bare bottoms – and it may call for some active interventions.

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