2 episodes x 50mins
Through vivid 3D imagery, this documentary will bring the ancient structures to life, restoring them to their former glory and giving you a rare glimpse of the way they were meant to be seen by their builders. Take a journey back in time, and learn about the era and the men behind the spectacular testament to human ingenuity and determination that is Angkor. In Part 1, “the City of Gods, Angkor Wat,” journey deep into the Cambodian jungles where ruins of an ancient civilization, which at its heights rules most of Southeast Asia, lie buried under centuries-old roots. Learn of the rise and fall of the Khmer Empire and of its ambitious king Suryavarman II. In Part 2, “The Seat of Empire, Angkor Thom,” visit the vast city complex of Angkor Thom, the capital of the Khmer Empire. It was built by Jayavarman VII, who emerged during the darkest period of Khmer history to save his nation from peril and is remembered as one of the greatest rulers in his nation’s history.