The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Angkor Wat

Cambodia, Siem Reap Guide (B): The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Angkor Wat

The incredible complex of temples and religious monuments in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is a relic of the Hindu faith and beliefs which endured centuries of battering by the elements. As its pride and joy, Angor Wat stands like a shining star among the ruins, seemingly unaffected by the passage of time. See the following information and plan your trip to Angkor Wat so as to check this incredible site off your travel bucket list!

Thought to have served as both a temple and a mausoleum for its creator, Suryavarman II, Angor Wat is the representation on earth of the Hindu house of the gods, Mt. Meru. Its past is filled with interesting history, and the fact that it is still used today as a Hindu temple gives it even more meaning.

When you learn how 300,000 workers and 6000 elephants carried sandstone from over 50 kilometers away to build this incredible structure, its outer wall, towers, and intricate detailing, you will feel in awe of the tenacity of the ancient Khmer empire. Its walls are covered in the beautiful carved pictures, detailing the lives of the people, the gods, and especially highlight Vishnu. The cultural value is outstanding, and as you wander the complex you will see why Cambodians have such pride in this place (so much so that it appears on their flag!).  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Angkor Wat
Guide Location: Cambodia » Siem Reap
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Cezary Krol
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