Cambodians Revel in Now Tourist-Free Angkor Wat

The new coronavirus has left its mark on Angkor Wat, the world’s top tourist attraction.

Foreign visitors are rare, the elephants are being rehoused and local businesses have gone bankrupt, but for Cambodians it’s a chance to reclaim their heritage.

Authorities say the number of paying visitors have been measured by the dozens on any given day and all are among those who remained in the country after the coronavirus began crossing borders in late January, forcing lockdowns around the world and ending international travel.

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