Amazing Angkor Wat

We spent some hours walking round this magnificent temple. Of course, the whole area of Siem Reap is just stunning, but the main attraction of Angkor Wat is amazing.

Some info from Wikipedia. Angkor Wat is the largest Hindu temple complex in the world. The temple was built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Angkor Wat was dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.

16 responses

  1. Brilliant pictures. Reminds me I have to visit the place real soon. It looks quite impressive.

    November 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    • Very impressive! You should go if you have the chance.

      November 15, 2012 at 6:26 am

  2. Amazing pictures!

    November 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm

  3. Beautiful pictures!

    November 15, 2012 at 2:07 am

  4. Great photos! Angkor has to be one of my favourite places in the world

    November 15, 2012 at 8:14 am

  5. It is quite the place… 🙂

    November 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm

  6. These pics are amzing. I especially like the last one !

    November 16, 2012 at 12:28 am

    • Thanks you, yeah, the last one is my favorite too 🙂

      November 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

  7. Angkor Wat has been on my list for about 30 years…I’ve yet to go!

    November 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm

  8. Ferdinand Jacinto

    My favorite is photo No. 3 — dimensional and leading to the light. 🙂

    November 21, 2012 at 5:38 am

  9. Thank you for reminding me of my own trip there. I spent a month there last year. I miss that beautiful place.

    December 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm

  10. Reblogged this on RD Revilo.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:15 am

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