Little Scientists Magazine N.06

The building of Angkor complex started more than 1000 years ago but, like every other city, the builders had to apply engineering principles. Engineering is a branch of science that involves designing and building things-such as machines, systems or structures-to solve a particular problem. There are many different types of engineers: mechanical, electrical, architectural... but all of them use the engineering process. When the Khmer kings decided the wanted to build cities around their new temples, urban planning engineers had to get to work and start the engineering design process.