Travel: Historic tours of NZ Northland and Angkor Wat in 1930/40s

Two film documents of travel 70-80 years ago from the Travel Film Archive (link below) that has many other history film documents from places around the world.

The first one is a tour of the ancient Cambodian temples of Angkor Wat and Bayon in the 1930s. If you recently had a chance to visit these wonders of the world, you will realize from watching the film how much this place has deteriorated within about 80 years.

The second film (in color) shows you around the New Zealand Northland popular with many tourists touring from Auckland. Many places there are now much more populated with some really great spots you should never miss on a travel in New Zealand. Some very scenic areas which we called “Mediterranean coasts with a tropical twist“.


Click on the image below for the link (multimedia)

Jungle Bound – Angkor Cambodia 1930s

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Northland Tour 1940s

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More information:
Travel Film Archive with full length of the films

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