Top 100 UNESCO World’s Cultural Heritages - P6.Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

27-09-2017

(Wcsa.world) Cambodia’s Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. However what is interesting about it is that despite now being a Buddhist temple, it was once a Hindu place of worship. This particular UNESCO World Heritage Site offers travellers a great insight into the evolutionary aspect of travel and how time can change things in both simple and dramatic ways.

Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple of god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. It was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura , the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum.

Breaking from the Shaiva tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs, and for the numerous devatas adorning its walls.

According to wikipedia


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