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North Korean Artists Bring Ancient Angkor to Life for Visitors in Cambodia


North Korean Artists Bring Ancient Angkor to Life for Visitors in Cambodia
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The wow moment is the 13-meter-high, 123-meter-long, 360-degree wall mural depicting thousands of warriors and artisans at war and work in Cambodia’s 12th century Angkorian Empire. Though the mural, or cyclorama, is painted on walls only several meters from the circular visitor viewing deck, the effect is a deep three-dimensional immersion in an ancient landscape. A diorama of artificial tropical trees, plants and huts blend space and time between the viewer and the walls, taking the eyes to a far-off horizon. Pin Sisovann, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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