Angkor Wat


The temple of Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) was dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu by King Suryavarman II, who reigned between AD 1131 and 1150. The temple was constructed over a period of 30 years, and illustrates some of the most beautiful examples of Khmer and Hindu art. It is the epitome of high classical style of Khmer architecture.

Covering an area of about 81 hectares, the complex consists of five towers. These towers are believed to represent the five peaks of Mount Meru, the Home of Gods and Center of the Hindu Universe.

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu a Hindu God The temple was built as the king’s state temple and capital city. In the 14th or 15th century, the temple was converted to Theravada Buddhist use, which continues to the present day. In 1992, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee declared the monument, and the whole city of Angkor, a World Heritage Site.

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