The Angkor Wat alternative: exploring Cambodia’s forgotten ruins

While crowds throng Angkor Wat, the Banteay Chhmar ruins in north-west Cambodia are even older – and usually shared only with the birds

How Nasa technology uncovered the ‘megacity’ of Angkor

Recent laser surveys have revealed traces of a vast urban settlement, comparable in size to Los Angeles, around the temples of Angkor in the Cambodian jungle. The ancient Khmer capital was never lost … it just got a bit overgrown

10 of the best ancient ruins … that you’ve probably never heard of

Done Pompeii, Ephesus and Angkor and still thirsting after archaeological marvels? Here are 10 less well-known sites that can usually be savoured without the crowds