Angkor Wat, Cambodia - Temple, Architecture, Mountain

Art Gallery, Backwaters, Mountaineering, Scenic, Temple

Angkor Wat is the most famed ancient temple site in Cambodia, and visiting the ancient Angkorian temples is the reason most visitors come to Cambodia. Angkor Wat was constructed from the early to middle of 1100s by King Suryavarman II at the height of the Khmer Empire’s political and military power. It was constructed in the shape of a massive temple-mountain, and allegedly took some 50,000 artisans, workers, and slaves to complete. It was devoted to the Hindu god, Vishnu, and is the world's largest religious building. Most of the structures seen today were built between the 9th and 12th century, and symbolize the height of Khmer art, architecture, and culture. The Khmer kings constructed glorious temples, and huge waterworks, and at its pinnacle, the capital city at Angkor was inhabited by more than a million people.

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