Angkor Wat Temple - The Pride of Cambodian
The most well-known antique temple in Siem Reap is Angkor Wat. The explanation for the fact that travelers choose to visit Siem Reap Cambodia is to drop in on old temples of Angkor.
This site is an extremely impressive and massive monument with the 5 65-meter-high lotus-shape towers recognized as the world heritage of the world by the UNESCO. In the past, it was the biggest pre-industrial town over the world. Moreover, it is regarded as the world’s antique wonder. It is a must-go destination among the Angkor temples.
Angkor Wat which has the magnificence that not many other areas are comparable is among the biggest religious memorials and real world’s wonder. At the apex of Khmer empire during the 12th century’s first half, this temple was built with the supposal of the mausoleum of King Suryavarman II. It is definitely the best-maintained temple of Angkor. The Khmer architecture’s major subject circles mountain-temple idea, for instance Angkor Thom – the wall town and Angkor temples.
Voted as the 8th Wonder of the World, Angkor Wat is fabulous and imposing everytime.
In the early 12th century, Angkor Wat was constructed with 4 small towers encompassing a sophisticated central one which symbolizes the legendary sacred Mount Meru located in the universe’s heart and the Vishnu Hindu God’s home. 5 peaks of this mountain are illustrated by these 5 towers. It is not easy to tell about the massive size of this temple. However, it is cleared partly through observing the complex’s extensions. The moat encompasses this temple resembling the London Tower that was constructed nearly the same time. It is similar to the garden fosse.
A photo of Angkor Temple taken from balloon.
It is very difficult to attack the strong protection because of the 190-meter-wide defenses creating 1.5-kilometer-and-1.3-kilometer-dimension rectangle. Not only being the protective wall, the moat also symbolizes the world’s ocean. The internal edge of this moat is surrounded by a rectangular wall estimating 800m by 1025m. In every wall, there is a gate with the major entry that directs to the west due to the strange impact of Hindu on these temples of Angkor. This entry includes 3 sumptuously adorned gates in 235 meters wide. Nevertheless, the most enormous carving precious thing is the bas-sculpture 2 kilometers long encompassing the hundred characters of apsaras and devatas and the external gallery’s walls. The complicated sculpted gallery illustrates the legend of God Vishnu and the accomplishment of Suryavarman II against the enemy. The entire composite extends 81ha.
You can easy to meet monk around the area of Angkor Temples.