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Angkor Wat

November 30th, 2000 · No Comments

Angkor Wat is the main attraction, it’s name dominates the entire area, even though it is just one temple complex among 50 in the area.

A view of the Angkor Wat TowersA glance through the first entrance leading to the towers of Angkor Wat.

Built in the second half of the 12th century it is a funeral pyre for the Hindu god Vishnu. The temple covers a huge area of .93 miles by .8 miles. It is three levels high and is surrounded by 4 protective walls. The entrance to the temple is a succession of three doorways. Each leading to a vast open space between the next entrance.

Walking to the main temple took what seemed forever! The temple complex was huge, we spent the better part of the day exploring and taking photos. Here are a sample of them:”image

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