Angkor Wat: Amazing Cambodian Temple

Angkor Wat, one of the most wonderful temples in the world, is the largest monument of the Angkor group in  Cambodia  and the best conserved. It is well-known for its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief’s and sculpture.

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It is generally recognized that Angkor Wat was a memorial temple for King Suryavarman II and positioned to the west to follow to the symbolism between the setting sun and death. It has 213 meters (699 feet) from the ground to the top of the central tower surrounded by three rectangular levels. Each one is gradually smaller and higher than the one below beginning from the external bounds of the temple.

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First and Second levels are galleries with columns and the third level contains five towers, four in the corners and one in the middle. These are the most conspicuous architectural feature of Angkor Wat.

The west entrance begins with steps leading to a raised sandstone porch in the shape of a cross at the foot of the long causeway. Huge stone lions on each side of the terrace safeguard the monument. Looking straight ahead, you can see at the end of the walkway with three towers of varying heights and with collapsed upper portion.

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