A temple being built in Thailand is being condemned for its likeness to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat (pictured), one of the most famous temples in the world. Photo: Getty Images A temple being built in Thailand is being condemned for its likeness to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat (pictured), one of the most famous temples in the world. Photo: Getty Images
A temple being built in Thailand is being condemned for its likeness to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat (pictured), one of the most famous temples in the world. Photo: Getty Images
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A new Thai temple bears a likeness to Angkor Wat, and Cambodian internet users are not happy about it

  • Pictures of a structure under scaffolding in Thailand were posted online, and commentators in Cambodia were quick to condemn its likeness to their pride and joy
  • Cultural and political tensions between the two countries have long been complicated when it comes to temples and claims over their sovereignty

A temple being built in Thailand is being condemned for its likeness to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat (pictured), one of the most famous temples in the world. Photo: Getty Images A temple being built in Thailand is being condemned for its likeness to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat (pictured), one of the most famous temples in the world. Photo: Getty Images
A temple being built in Thailand is being condemned for its likeness to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat (pictured), one of the most famous temples in the world. Photo: Getty Images
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