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Best Reasons to visit Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Best Reasons to visit Angkor Wat, Cambodia

  • Covering a vast area of 500 acres, the Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world. It is also the icon and most famous tourist attraction of Cambodia.
  • Built in the early 12th century by Khmer King Suryavarman II, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • It is said to be Angkor Wat is not only a temple but also a mausoleum. Because unlike other Hindu temples, it faces West, the direction associated with death according to the Hindu beliefs.
  • This temple complex comprises hundreds of stone temples.
  • The enormous stone temple symbolizes mythic Mount Meru, the house of God. The mountain-like shaped temple has five towers to represent five peaks of Mount Meru.
  • A 200 meters wide moat surrounds Angkor Wat.
  • There are more than 3000 heavenly nymphs carved into the wall of this temple complex.
  • Galleries surround the center complex of Angkor Wat. One of these galleries called ‘Thousand Buddha’ is home to hundreds of images of Lord Buddha.

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