By: Ansley Hohnstein
Where is Middle Earth?
There has been a lot of speculation as to where Middle Earth is located. I believe that Middle Earth is sort of a mirror image of Earth. It is located between night and day, between light and dark, between a room and the room next to it. If it makes any sense, Middle Earth always exists, as Earth does, but only is revealed when the "between-time" is activated. As Middle Earth is a mirror image of Earth, I could easily conclude that Middle Earth would be located in Cambodia.
Cambodia's culture is very different from ours. It has a very medieval feel to it, whie still being a modern type of culture by using dance as a main attraction. In some ways, I relate this to Middle Earth.
Why Cambodia is Middle Earth
As stated earlier in the flyer, "Cambodia is the ideal 'replacement' for Middle Earth. With historic landscapes and rocky terrain, it only fits to be Middle Earth."
I beieve Cambodia's capital captures Bilbo's prestige and internal determination. Basically, Cambodia's capital is the physical resemblance of Bilbo's changed personality.