Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia

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Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia

the Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia is not only a historical symbol , but especially the masterpiece of Cambodia .

the history of Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia

built in the middle of the twelfth century by King Suryavarman II as a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and it was built on a total area of ​​1500 meters and 1300 meters surrounded with huge moat of water 200 feet wide .
Angkor Wat Temple was built as a temple mountain represented My Meru , home of the gods in Hindu mythology .
the Bas-reliefs (carvings) located in the first gallery of the temples depict Hindu epics like the ” churning of the ocean of milk ” a legend that claims that Hindu gods are going to take the immortal life .
there are also reliefs of Apsaras with dancers between the pillars and the ceiling is decorated with lotus rose windows .

the visit Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia

after the first gallery that forms the enclosure of Angkor Wat temple , a driveway gives access through the park in the second gallery .
the travels of the aisle decorated naga 350m long , first two libraries that we really do not know the value at the time and two small pools are encountered .

the inside walls of the gallery which forms the second chamber are decorated with bas-relief (carvings) along the entire length of the gallery with a tower at each corner .

the third gallery that forms the walls of 150 meters by 200 meters, is divided into three

the central tower of Angkor Wat
the central tower of Angkor Wat

levels to the central sanctuary where the tower has a height of 213 meters .
each of the different terraces are connected by outside stairs and are surrounded by a gallery .

access to the central sanctuary is by twelve very steep staircase to reach the summit mounted a platform pad surrounded by a gallery with a tower at each corner of which a central tower (realm of the gods) 213 meters above .
the platform of the central sanctuary is divided into four courses of two gallery joined the gallery surrounding the central platform .

the combination of the four corner towers of the central sanctuary with central tower that gives the well-known mythical kingdom of Angkor Wat also represented on the Cambodian national flag silhouette .
Angkor Wat Temple in Cambodia is classified with the world heritage of ” UNESCO ” since 1992 .
Angkor Wat Cambodia is a religious symbol , but also the largest tourist attraction in Cambodia .
Angkor Wat Temple is the student through three rectangular terraces to the central sanctuary , a tower with a height of 213 meters (669 feet) , with a moat 200 meters form an outline of more than 5 kilometers of powered temple the Siem Reap River water .
This temple is a combination of characteristic points of Khmer architecture ,
the hierarchical pyramid effect is achieved by using three platforms one above the other , which become progressively smaller .
harmony, balance and symmetry that emerge from the facade in front of you is the essential feature of the temple .

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the first level , you can find the Gallery of Thousand Buddhas but most of them were destroyed or stolen .
the second level is surrounded by towers on the corners. found on the inner wall thousand graceful Apsaras , all different .
The third level was reserved for the king and the high priest . You can climb (carefully) in the towers .
The upper platform is square. It supports five towers that have become the most prominent feature of the temple .
another element present on all three levels of the temple is the sectional shape of many of its structures .
harmony , balance and symmetry that emerge from the facade in front of you is the essential feature of the temple .