Angkor Wat (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត or "Capital Temple") is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 402 acres). 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 eventu...

Angkor Wat (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត or "Capital Temple") is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world, with the site measuring 402 acres). 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 eventu...

Khmer Empire c. 900 CE (Illustration) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Khmer Empire c. 900 CE

Khmer Empire c. 900 CE (Illustration) - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.

The Khmer Empire was influenced by India and it helped shape the empire. The people of this empire adapted the indian culture and lifestyles.

The Khmer Empire was influenced by India and it helped shape the empire. The people of this empire adapted the indian culture and lifestyles.

Which Ancient Cities Knew All About How to be Urban and Green at Once?: Angkor Wat (Cambodia)

Which Ancient Cities Knew All About How to be Urban and Green at Once?

Which Ancient Cities Knew All About How to be Urban and Green at Once?: Angkor Wat (Cambodia)

Angkor Thom Angkor Thom located in present-day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. It was established in the late twelfth century by King Jayavarman VII.

Angkor Thom Angkor Thom located in present-day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. It was established in the late twelfth century by King Jayavarman VII.

Singapore traditional dance at the great Khmer empire temple - Angkor Wat - YouTube

Singapore traditional dance at the great Khmer empire temple - Angkor Wat - YouTube

This is Preah Ko temple built by Indravarman III ( he was Jayavarman VII’s son in law and ruled the Khmer Empire after Jay VII left the throne.)  http://www.canbypublications.com/siemreap/history.htm

This is Preah Ko temple built by Indravarman III ( he was Jayavarman VII’s son in law and ruled the Khmer Empire after Jay VII left the throne.) http://www.canbypublications.com/siemreap/history.htm

Laser technologies have uncovered a vast network of hidden cities surrounding Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat temples that reveals the Khmer empire could have been the largest in the world at its time.

Laser technologies have uncovered a vast network of hidden cities surrounding Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat temples that reveals the Khmer empire could have been the largest in the world at its time.

The Collapse of Angkor: One of the over two hundred faces carved in the towers of Bayon, a 12th century Angkorian temple. The faces may be representations of Buddha, the bodhisattva Lokesvara, Angkorian King Jayavarman VII, who built the temple, or a combination

The Collapse of Angkor: One of the over two hundred faces carved in the towers of Bayon, a 12th century Angkorian temple. The faces may be representations of Buddha, the bodhisattva Lokesvara, Angkorian King Jayavarman VII, who built the temple, or a combination

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