Angkor Wat

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Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.

Trivia

  • Constructed in the 12th century Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world.
  • The structures orientation to the west and its counter clockwise details all direct towards the Hindu beliefs of death and thus the original use of the temple maybe associated with funeral rituals.
  • Curiously, the temple was dedicated to Vishnu rather than the then King of Cambodia.

Year of Inscription: 1992

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Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor...

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Recommendations for Angkor Wat

  • Siem Reap War Museum, Sweet Rice Pan Cakes, Tender Coconut - savvyuec
  • Angkor Wat without the crowds!! - Naomi Wells
  • All temples in the Ankor Thom area including the famous Ankor Wat temple. Ta Phrom temple is not to be missed. - Nivedita Chaman
  • Sunrise is a must see as is the race to the temple before dawn to get the best vantage point - hundreds of tourist minibuses - Shelly Duncan
  • Sunrise and sunset at the ankor wat. - Kamana Sharma
  • Temples of SuryaVarman, - Deepa Bhat
  • You CANNOT go to Cambodia without visiting Angkor Wat, and you CANNOT go to Angkor Wat without visiting Bayon, the temple of giant faces. - Rachel Mahoney
  • pub street at night - hustle and bustle and great craic - Paul Fenton
  • Temple tour - Paul Brooks
  • Beautiful sunrise - Takashi Hiruma
  • All the amazing sites! - Mimi Onishi
  • Ta Phrom - Trailblazer

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