10 interesting facts about Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple

Some interesting facts about sitting for Angkor Wat but you never know, consists of 20 interesting things after

Cambodia’s famous Heritage by UNESCO – the spectacular Angkor Wat. You will not forget to wander and discover numerous monuments carved of a glorious civilization for a while.

Experience 20 facts about Angkor Wat, so you can appreciate it more when you are traveling in Cambodia.

The first truth:

Angkor Wat is the main reason for over 50% of international tourists visiting Cambodia. Cambodians are very proud of their architectural works and it was put up on the flag of Cambodia in 1850.

The only other country in the world and bring timeless works of the national flag is displayed on Afghanistan. The image of Angkor Wat also appeared on many riel banknote denominations.

Fact No. 2:

Built at the beginning of the 12th century (between 1113 and 1150), Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world.

Fact No. 3:

Angkor Wat was driven in an erratic manner towards the west, the direction is considered as the direction of the culture of death in Hindu (Hinduism). What archaeologists and scholars disagree as to why the ancient builders to choose the direction opposite to the “standard” time.

Fact No. 4:

The reliefs at Angkor Wat are read in the opposite direction clockwise, another sign that this temple has a relevance to funeral rites.

Fact No. 5:

It is not normal for the time of construction, Angkor is a tribute to the god Vishnu, a Hindu god, and not for the present king.

Fact No. 6:

By the late 13th century, Angkor Wat is converted from Hinduism (Hinduism) to Buddhism. Today, the temple is still Buddhists use.

Fact No. 7:

Jacqueline Kennedy made a visit to Angkor Wat during the war in Vietnam, to perform “lifelong dream” is to be seen the monument.

Fact 8:

Angkor Wat was translated means “city of mosques” or in short as “City Temple”.

Fact No. 9:

Henri Mouhot, French explorers, has helped bring power to the famous Angkor Wat in the West, by announcing the trip up to visit Angkor Wat in between his 19th century.

Fact No. 10:

Angkor temple ruins stretching over 248 square miles (400 km2)

Sandstone, rocks used to build the national monument of Cambodia, weighing at least 5 tonnes, were transported from a quarry is 25 miles away.

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