Angkor Wat ("Capital Temple") is a temple complex situated in Cambodia, as well as the world's largest religious monument - the site measures 162.6 ha (402 acres /1,626,000 m2). Angkor Wat was originally built for the Khmer Empire as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu, gradually transforming toward the end of 12th century into a Buddhist temple.
Angkor Wat was built by Khmer King Suryavarman II during the early 12th century in Yasodharapura (present-day Angkor), capital of Khmer Empire, as a state temple and his eventual mausoleum. Breaking from Shaiva tradition of the previous kings, Angkor Wat was dedicated to Vishnu. It is the best-preserved temple at the site, and the only one to have remained a major religious center since its establishment. The temple is at the top of Khmer architecture's high classical style. It has become the symbol of Cambodia, appears on country's national flag, and is Cambodia's prime attraction for tourists.
Angkor Wat combines a couple of Khmer temple architecture plans: temple-mountain and later galleried temple, designed to represent Mount Meru, the home of devas in Hindu mythology: within the moat and outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are 3 rectangular galleries, raised above the next. A quincunx of towers stands at the centre of the temple. Unlike most Angkorian temples, the amazing Angkor Wat is oriented to the west. The temple is admired for the harmony and grandeur of the architecture, extensive bas-reliefs, and many devatas that adorn its walls.
Highlights: Sacred Buddhist Sites, Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
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