Angkor Wat



The modern name implies-Angkor Wat-temple city. Angkor is a slang word derived from the word nokor derived from the Sanskrit word Nagara meaning capital, either it is a word that means “Khmer Temple.

The temple was earlier known as ‘ Priya besnolok ‘ is the title given to the srvarman Foundation II after his death.

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Is a compound located on the temples of Angkor in Cambodia, built by King srvarman II in the early 12th century to be the official State Temple and capital. He is now the only Temple in the area which is still focused on religious significance since it was founded thanks to the attention and care it; where Hindu temples, then became a Buddhist temple.

A genuine example of Angkor Wat is the Khmer architecture, became a symbol of Cambodia appears on the national flag, besides being the main attraction for visitors in the State.

Temples of Angkor is the peak of the architectural style of the Khmer Empire that ruled from the 9th century until the 13th century, and over the centuries was the capital of this Kingdom which stretched to reach many areas in Southeast Asia, including Laos, Burma, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Angkor temples located within the anchor raised garden, which is home to many other Khmer temples, built between the 15th and 19th centuries. Angkor Wat combines two basic plans between the Khmer temples architecture: the temple mountain and the halls of the temple, which was built later, inspired by ancient Hindu architecture in South India including milestones such as verses algkati Hinduism. Angkor Wat is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu Mythology.

There are three rectangular galleries above the other one inside the moat surrounded by an outer wall surrounding the temple 3.6 km in length. And erect five towers in the middle of the Temple in the form of a Lotus Flower.

Angkor Wat is directed to the West than most temples of the region, the scholars differed on the significance of that. The construction method and consistency and outstanding sculptures scattered and guardian spirits which adorn its walls make Temple admired people.

Allegedly the spiritual house built Hindu Vishnu, and is one of the largest religious monuments in the world, unlike most other temples in the complex, have not been abandoned and is in use since its construction, and is still a place of worship to this day.


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