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How to know Little-known things about Angkor Wat
It is the largest throne in the world, with an area of up to 162.6 hectares. Originally this temple was built by the Khmer Empire to worship Hinduism, and later it became a Buddhist temple until the 12th century.
It is also considered the temple and tomb of King Khmer Suryavarman. Different from previous kings worshiped Shiva, but he worshiped Vishnu.
It is the best protected, the least damaged, retains a central religious position, is the pinnacle of Khmer architectural style. And it has also become a symbol of Cambodia, the symbol of the country’s flag.
With the combination of two Khmer architectures, temple-mountain architecture and narrow corridors. It is the symbol of the Meru mountain range, the birthplace of the gods in Hindu legend.
With a length of up to 3.6km, the main hall consists of 3 floors with a rectangular shape connected by a long corridor.
The combination of 5 towers is the center including 4 towers at 4 corners creating a square and a tower in the center.
Unlike all the temples in the style of Angkor, this temple is facing west, scientists have not had a satisfactory explanation of this difference.
The meaning of this temple and history
Located 5.5 km from Siem Reap, is an important ancient architecture and is the southernmost of the cluster. According to legend, the temple was decided to build in just 1 night by the architect of the Heaven. And also the place where the king appointed to build his son Precha Ket Mealea as a palace.
The construction of this area can be seen still incomplete because there are still blocks.
By 1177, after 27 years of the death of King Suryavarman II, Angkor was devastated by the Champa, who were opposites and the eternal enemies of the Khmer.
Soon after, King Jayavarman VII restored and built the empire and established the capital and new temple, Angkor Thom and Bayon. This area is only a few kilometers north of Angkor Wat.
Was once the center of Hindu belief, but gradually converted to Buddhism and continues to this day. Some of the houses, small and deep, have been encroached by the forest, but Angkor Wat is protected by surrounding trenches.
Many archaeologists believe that these temples were built with Rome. However, according to the time of research and survey, connected by the autographs and artistic evidence, the conclusion was not so.
Realizing that the development of smokeless tourism has brought about a large amount of finance. And starting in 1990, it has been an attraction for millions of visitors from all over the world.
The Cambodian government has simplified more policies to attract more to develop the country and the economy.