Angkor Wat is the most attractive Cambodia destination. Behind Angkor Wat, that is a mysterious history
Angkor Wat in Siem Reap town is a 5.5 km (3.4 miles) to the north and slightly to the east of the old capital, centered on the Baphuon temple. This is an area with many important ancient architecture and it is the southernmost of the main vestige of Angkor.
Angkor Wat was built by order of Indra to make the palaces for Precha Ket Mealea son.
The design and construction was carried out in the first half of the 12th century under King Suryavarman II (ruled from 1113-1150). They worship Vishnu, the temple is considered as the capital and the temple of the king. Its original name is still a question mark, but it could have been called “Vishnu-lok Varah” according the name of the deities. Work seems to have ended after the king died not long, based on a number of sculptures still unfinished.
In 1177, 27 years after the death of Suryavarman II, Angkor was devastated by the Cham, ancient enemies of the Khmer in a quick attack by water. Then the king Jayavarman VII renaissance empire and founded a new capital city and temple (Angkor Thom and Bayon) from Angkor Wat, a few kilometers to the north.
By the end of the 12th century, Angkor Wat from a religious center Hindus converted to Buddhism gradually and continue to this day. Unlike many other Angkorian temples, it was never completely abandoned, partly because of the moat surrounding the temple was protected from encroachment Forest.
Until the 17th century, Angkor Wat is still not completely abandoned and can function as a Buddhist temple. Mid-19th century, French naturalist and explorer Henri Mouhot came here and helped the West to know more to Angkor Wat with his notes.
True history of Angkor Wat was just patching together by the evidence of art and autographs were collected during the cleanup and reconstruction across the Angkor area. The evidence of this Cambodia destination is a historical.
Angkor wat become the famous Cambodia destination not only its beauty but also it’s history