Angkor Wat


Angkor Wat is a Hindu temple complex in Cambodia (in South East Asia). Angkor Wat was built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. Angkor Wat has become a symbol of Cambodia. It even appears on the Cambodian national flag and is the country’s number 1 tourist destination. Initially, Angko Wat was constructed as a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It was in the 14th or 15th century that it was converted to Theravada Buddhist temple. Angkor Wat actually stands on a terrace that has been raised higher than the city. I would not mind visiting this spot in South East Asia one day. This photo of Angkor Wat has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 20th of October 2010.

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