angkor wat temple

Angkor Wat Cambodia Travel Pictures

Posted on the August 4th, 2009 under Vacations,Worlds Wonder by

Angkor Wat is famous temple complex in Cambodia, which participated, in new Seven Wonders of the World voting. There are two great complexes of ancient temples in Southeast Asia, one at Bagan in Burma, the other at Angkor in Cambodia. The temples of Angkor, built by the Khmer civilization between 802 and 1220 AD, represent one of humankind’s most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. From Angkor the Khmer kings ruled over a vast domain that reached from Vietnam to China to the Bay of Bengal.

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The structures one sees at Angkor wat temple today, more than 100 stone temples in all, are the surviving remains of a grand religious, social and administrative metropolis whose other buildings – palaces, public buildings, and houses – were built of wood and are long since decayed and gone. But the stone parts are still there which is great wonder.