Travel Stock Photo: ID # KHAW058

Copyright : Jean-Philippe Soule

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Travel - Landmarks

Destinations - Cambodia - Angkor Wat
 

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Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) - Khmer temple, Angkor, Cambodia

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The Temple of Angkor Wat, dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu, was erected as his state temple and capitol city by Suryavarman II, an early 12th-century king. With the decline of the ancient Khmer empire, Angkor Wat was turned into a Buddhist temple; that continuous maintenance has helped its preservation. The temple, the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture, has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag and becoming the country's prime attraction for visitors. In 1992, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee declared the monument and the whole city of Angkor a World Heritage Site.

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Country: Cambodia   /   City: Siem Reap / Angkor Wat
 

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