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Angkor Wat - City Temple, the Worlds Largest Religious Monument!


World  (tags: Angkor Wat, Cambodia, Suryavarman, Khmerarchitecture, City Temple, Preah Pisnulok, Siem Reap, Vishnu, Srindravarman, religious monuments, lotus flower, carvings, devatas )

Boogy
- 2428 days ago - happytraveler.info
Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat), is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. Visit and enjoy the astonishing beauty of Angkor Wat!



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Naoko i (264)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 4:15 am
I've visited Angkor Wat and nearby historical sites and they were all magnificent! But they need conservation works.
 

Jen S (121)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 12:29 pm
I was there once, after grad school, and it is exquisite, particularly in the context of the time and culture in whihc it was constructed. Unfortunately, it needs significant conservation to preserve it. Even when I was there, some of the carvings were being damaged as people took rubbings of them.
 

M B (62)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 1:33 pm
amazing !!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 6:41 pm
awesome what a work of art.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 8:22 pm
Thank you! There is a theory on alignments of sites such as these globally to align with heavenly constellations 10,000 years ago....
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 9:05 pm
Yvette, I thought that it went back to during the last ice age 15,000 years ago?
 

Kamakshi Ramaswamy (4)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 9:45 pm
Noted.Thank you.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Friday April 22, 2011, 2:30 am
Very beautiful work of art
 

Roger G (154)
Friday April 22, 2011, 5:53 pm
very nice thanks !
 

Alice Anderson (0)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 11:23 am
Cambodia needs to get help to preserve these sites. I would hope that the UN in conjunction with world leaders can do more to keep these sites from being damaged by visitors/locals in future.
 

jane richmond (10)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 11:09 am
beautiful
 
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