Angkor Wat is the most famous destination for the tourist wen they visit Cambodia. When the tourist travel to Angkor Wat they will have a whole new experience
Angkor Wat is a complex of temples in Cambodia and it is the largest religious monument in the world, measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 square meters). It was originally built as a temple for the Hindu Khmer Empire, and it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple in the late 12th century. Khmer king Suryavarman II built Angkor Wat as the temple and his tomb in early 12th century in Yasodharapura- the capital of the Khmer Empire.
Unlike traditional religious that worship Shaiva (Shiva) god of predecessor kings, Angkor Wat worships Vishnu . Best preserved in the region, Angkor Wat is the only temple that remained the religious center position. The temple is the pinnacle of Khmer-style architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appears on the national flag and is the leading attractions of the country. Every tourist travel to Angkor wat when they visit Cambodia
Angkor Wat is the combination of two basic features of Khmer architecture: the temple-mountain architecture with long corridors and narrow. This architecture represents Mount Meru, home of the gods in Hindu legend: between a moat and wall layer 3.6 kilometers long (2.2 miles) is a three-story main hall with rectangular architecture , connected together by the deep corridors.
The center of the temple is a combination of 5 towers with a central tower and four towers at the four corners of the square. Unlike the other style temples, Angkor is facing the west and there is no uniform interpretation of the meaning of this. The temple is admired by the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, the richness of the sculpture and the large number of deities adorning the stone walls.
Modern name of the temple, Angkor Wat, means “Temple City ” or ” Temples of City” in the Khmer language; Angkor, meaning “city” or “capital”, is from Nokor are derived from the Sanskrit word nagara , in the vernacular. Wat means “temple grounds” in the Khmer language (Sanskrit: “ground”).
It is never enough time for tourist when travel to Angkor wat