The lost cities of Southeast Asia; Aisyah Llewellyn; Travel Wire Asia

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LOST cities have always been the stuff of intrigue and legend. Once thriving metropolises, lost cities by definition fell into decline at some point throughout history, eventually becoming completely uninhabited.

Some remain nothing more than shadowy myths, like the lost continent of Atlantis, first mentioned by Plato and said to have been swallowed up by the sea. Others have been lost to time, engulfed by the jungle, only to be rediscovered years later and then placed firmly on the tourist trail.

Nowadays some former lost cities in Southeast Asia have been resurrected from a pile of ruins, while many are nothing more than the subject of disputed theories and prolonged yet unfruitful historical research.

Here are some of the most famous lost cities of Southeast Asia:

Angkor – Cambodia

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