Khmer New Year celebrations take place at Bayon temple in Angkor Wat.
The ancient temple city of Sambor Prei Kuk in Cambodia is ready for a renaissance since being listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in July. Cloistered by trees and linked by winding dirt trails, the site has played second fiddle to its much bigger cousin to the west — Angkor Wat — Cambodia’s top tourist destination. But local authorities are now hoping for a tourism bonanza that could breathe new life into a once-thriving 6th and 7th century metropolis. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES.