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Ancient Staircase to Phnom Kulen Examined by Archaeologists

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    Archaeologists led by the Apsara Authority are researching the 487m long ancient staircase to the top of Phnom Kulen mountain. The researchers speculate that the staircase, which is locally known as “Pleu Cere”, was constructed between the 9th and 12th century to reach Mahendraparvata, the first capital of the ancient Khmer empire.

    Based on the new investigations, the Apsara Authority hopes to find out when and why exactly the staircase was built and if it was connected to a wider network of Angkorian roads.  Ultimately, they hope to turn the staircase into a new tourist attraction.

    For more info about Kulen Mountain and the ancient city of Mahendraparvata, go to this article about Phnom Kulen National Park. More info about the staircase can be found in The Cambodia Daily.

     

     

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