The term "Angkor"
Derived from the Sanskrit nagara, meaning ''capital city",
the term Angkor is itself a cultural artefact with a long
history marked by both phonetic and semantic evolution.
Bearing memories of the past and through them offering
hope for the future, the extensive archaeological remains
situated in modern-day Cambodia's northern province of Siem
Reap have for centuries founded Khmer identity. Most importantly,
it represents a dynamic cultural complex extending beyond
national boundaries, and profoundly penetrating all aspects
of Khmer society.