In 1992, Angkor Wat area recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage. That works built into the heyday of Angkor and the most precious jewel of the country Thap Pagoda.
Angkor Khmer king Suryavarman II was built in the 12th century as a tribute to the god Vishnu intellectualism, a Hindu deity, not for the present king. Later Angkor Wat is used as a place of worship Buddha after Cambodia’s monarchy converted to Buddhism in a few centuries later. Today, the temple is still Buddhists use.
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 sunset one 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. 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 is a splendid architectural achievement, it represents a profound level of volume, space and geometric combinations. At that time, the technical style of architecture is still very limited – the use of stone to use nature as wood, the texture and the roof semicircular arches, are techniques that do not know – the Its overall effect makes people wonder.
Angkor Wat is a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. The place where the decade not control tourism, is also the place with antiques robberies occur. Many ancient statues were beheaded, and the head that had been sold to the private sector and became the collection of them.
An effort with international cooperation have restored those places, as well as to prevent structural failure due to unstable buildings. So far, this relic has been 16 countries, 28 international organizations, religious investors tao.Trong past 10 years, with $ 250 million used to repair and conservation of the ancient temple in Angkor. In addition to projects in the conservation and repair of ancient temples, Cambodia Apsara Commission also coordinated construction project the green belt surrounding the ancient temple and community development projects for residents in the area of Angkor. Although Angkor faced many difficulties, but the vitality of the heritage with the new management model, has attracted millions of visitors from around the world to visit, study, study.