Angkor Wat ruins in Cambodia

Angkor Wat (also known as the Angkor Wat temple) is Khmer king Suryavarman II built in the 12th century it was originally built as a Hindu temple, Angkor Wat later used as a place of worship Buddha after Cambodia’s monarchy converted to Buddhism in a few centuries later.

Angkor Wat near 6km in circumference and area of ​​about 200 hectares, the highest point of the temple’s main tower, with an elevation of 65m. Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia only has the main entrance in the west, towards sundown.

Angkor Wat was built by numerous green stone, this is the mountain temple in Cambodia forms the main entrance to the west – towards sundown. Angkor Wat has 398 puffs space, interconnected by a corridor of 1,500 meters. Above, uninterrupted 5 towers separated by 3-tier architecture, in which the highest tower of up to 65m, 4 extra tower height of 40m. The road to the goal of Angkor Wat is also made of 230 meter long rock, near l0m wide and 5m elevation than the lake waters on either side of the house. The main temple consists of 398 spaces are linked together in a coherent way. The entire complex picture exists many stone carvings such as the huge crest, columns, doors, ceilings, walls, corridors, balustrades, roof …, all exuding incredible strength and gifted hands of ancient Khmer.

Angkor Wat is the main electricity a three-tier architecture, connected together through the long corridors, deep suction. Where also found engraved, frieze under ancient stories from the epic Mahabharata and Raymana India.

Level 1, the most unique is the corridor with reliefs on the walls 2.5m serial and run longer than 800 meters, depicting the historical references in the classic Brahmanism and feats of King Suryavarman II – creator building the temple. Innermost of bas relief depicting war milk legendary sea, monkeys and mental battles Sita, the Aspara dance of fairies … Thanks to the ceiling and the roof section that runs through the corridor, reliefs seem to be protected intact. Floor 1 of Angkor Wat, there are lakes, ancient king for bathing, washing of sin and striptease. Currently, most of the lakes have dried up, but leaving wide spaces surrounded the temple, a factor that contributes to protect the relics better.

Floor 2 of Angkor Wat is a large courtyard surrounded by a wall blocks, inside the shrine of the god of time. In the Visnu worship time big black stone, Cambodians now are mistaken for Buddha Shakyamuni should have dressed like gold and Buddhist worship. The misperception between Hindu and Buddhist gods and easily accepted by the interference of religion. Level 2 has numerous carvings Apsara dancers dancing with bare breasts and posture varies.

The top floor is the 3rd floor, with 65 m height, consists of two corridors intersect perpendicular cross in the middle. Communication point of two central corridor is Angkor Wat. Formerly the center of idol worship Visnu temple with gold, now lost. Currently the center has many statues Buddhist temple. The highest tower of Angkor Wat is considered strange, the residence of the gods. Around the tower is four square hallway, in each corner of the hallway is a lower tower. Central tower and four towers surrounding buildings forming the famous skyline of Angkor Wat when seen from a distance or at close to Temple campus.

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