The great city in Khmer

The city of Angkor Thom was originally founded by Angkor's greatest king, Jayavarman VII (reigned 1181-1219), who came to power following the defeat of the former Khmer capital by the Chams. At its height, Angkor Thom may have ruled a population of one million people in the surrounding area.

Angkor Thom was built in a nearly perfect square, the sides of which run north to south and east to west. It was surrounded by a square wall (jayagiri) 8m high and 12km in length and further protected by a 100m-wide moat which is now completely dry, said to at that time contained deadly crocodiles.

Agate opens exactly in the middle of each wall, from which a bridge extends over the moat to the area outside the royal city. The original  royal palace at Angkor Thom, built in the 10th and 11th centuries, was probably built of wood and no longer stands.


There are 34.8 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry. This number is more than seven times the population of Ireland itself.

Irish is the nation’s second most frequently reported ancestry, ranking behind German.

Across the country, 11 percent of residents lay claim to Irish ancestry. That number more than doubles to 23 percent in the state of Massachusetts.

Irish is the most common ancestry in 54 U.S. counties, of which 44 are in the Northeast. Middlesex County in Massachusetts tops the list with 349,000 Irish Americans, followed by Norfolk County, MA, which has 203,000.

Irish ranks among the top five ancestries in every state except Hawaii and New Mexico. It is the leading ancestry group in Delaware, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

There are approximately 145,000 current U.S. residents who were born in Ireland.

Looking for things to do in Cabo?

From great beaches and stunning rock formations to top party spots, these things to see in Cabo San Lucas will leave you wanting more. Be sure to spend a day at the beach, take a cruise and spend an evening out on the town enjoying the famous Cabo nightlife. 

Fishing and Golf in Los Cabos

The best of both worlds.  From championship golf and record breaking deep sea fishing are two of the best activities in Cabo. Did you know that Los Cabos offers some of the best marlin fishing in the entire world and some of the best golf courses in Latin America.  

Snorkel, Scuba & Surf

Like to spend your time in or on the water? Scuba diving, swimming, surfing, parasailing, snorkeling, wind surfing; you name it and it is available.  Cabo San Lucas water sports offer you a chance to enjoy one of the best things about Cabo - the Sea of Cortez!  

Need a get away?

The Riviera Maya also sometimes called Maya Riviera contains some of the loveliest beaches, and some of the best known resort hotels in the world. Located on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, the tourist spots are world-recognized for their activities which range from horse-back riding to scuba diving to swimming with dolphins. But the "Maya" part of the Riviera Maya is the archaeological sites that you will find there. 

The Riviera Maya is famous for its large scale all-inclusive resorts and a historical tourism base of smaller boutique hotels as well as the many fine-dining restaurants available along the highway 307 and on or near the beaches. Luxury travel entities have been instrumental in increasing luxury villa rentals and yacht charters in the area however these only represent a small fraction of the total tourism accommodation available.