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Angkor Wat

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25 Nov 2015 | Wed

Day 08 of 47

Today’s Events:

– Angkor Wat Sunrise

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– Bayon Angkor

– Baphuon Angkor

– Phimeanakas Angkor

– Terrace Leper King Angkor

– Ta Keo Angkor

– Ta Prohm Angkor

– Angkor Wat –

Angkor Wat (/ˌæŋkɔːr ˈwɒt/; Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត, lit. ’temple city/city of temples’, located in northwest Cambodia, is the largest religious structure in the form of a temple complex in the world by land area, measuring 162.6 hectares (401+3⁄4 acres).

At the center of the temple stands a quincunx of four towers surrounding a central spire that rises to a height of 65 m (213 ft) above the ground. The temple has three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. It lies within an outer wall of 3.6 kilometers (2+1⁄4 miles) long and a moat more than five kilometers (three miles) long.

The temple was built at the behest of Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura (យសោធរបុរៈ, present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as the state temple for the empire. Originally constructed dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu in the early 12th century, it was converted to a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. (Wikipedia)

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