Angkor Wat, Siem Reap,
Angkor Wat - one of the wonder of World
Authors, photographers and painters have described Angkor Wat to the fullest of their imagination as architecturally and artistically breathtaking. Angkor Wat has been said to represent microcosm of the Hindu universe with its five peaks symbolising Mount Meru – the house of the gods and the divines. To the King himself, Angkor Wat represents power and divinity.
Century of temple construction starting from the early 6th century brick temple of Sambor Prei Kuk in Kompong Thom to the oldest temple mountain Ak Yum in the Angkor area in the late 8th century and to the 9th century Lolei at Rolous plus many more temples and centuries later, Suryavarman II in the 12th century had perfected the art of temple construction with his show piece of Angkor Wat – the sheer size and the balance of time and space plus its unrivaled beauty. The architecture of Angkor Wat has been said to reach its peak of classical Khmer construction.Read More