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S: Angkor Wat by Alis Riga

BC: Read about the amazing Cambodia temple Angkor Wat. Get to know it better. Read the introduction right now and you wont regret it !

FC: Angkor Wat By Alis Riga

1: Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Angkor, Cambodia, built in the 12th century during the king Suryavarman II as his state temple and capital city. It is the only temple to have remained a significant religious center since it's foundation.First It was Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu and later Buddhist temple.

3: Angkor Wat is one of the most beautiful and fascinating places on the planet. Made by the Khmer kings in a process that last almost 200 years, this magnificent area had been abandoned and hidden by the forest. Re-discovered by a french man about 150 years ago, Angkor Wat is ready to become one of the most visited archaeological and artistic sites on the planet.

5: Angkor Wat lies 5,5 km north of the modern town of Seam Reap. Angkor Wat is the prime example of the classical style of Khmer architecture-the Angkor Wat style- to which It has given It's name. The outer wall, 802m and 4,5 m high, is surrounded by 30 m apron of open ground and a 190 m wide moat. The temple is westbound, which is very rare. The temple consists of sandstones, which were brought from at the 40 km distance.

7: An interesting fact is that some of the monuments in the temple dont have heads on their body. A legend tells that they were cut off by warriors during a war.

8: Used Material http://en.wikipedia.com.org/wiki/Angkor_Wat ; http://tourismhoteltrip.com/angkor-wat-cambodia-angkor-sites-in-cambodia ; http://www.angkorwhat.net/ ; http://www.vietnamtravelsolutions.com/home/English/detail_tours.asp?sub_id=89 ; http://fineartamerica.com/featured/angkor-wat-linda-russell.html ; http://www.nationsonline.org/album/Angkor-Wat/slides/slideshow_angkor_wat_003.html ; http://fellowsblog.kiva.org/category/kiva-field-partners/hattha-kaksekar-limited/ ; http://www.wannabe-anthropologist.com/2008/03/impressive-angkor.php ; http://www.cookingmomster.com/?cat=97 ;

9: Used Material http://photos.igougo.com/pictures-photos-p210424 Angkor_Wat.html ; http://www.cookingmomster.com/?cat=97 ; http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/07/angkor/stone-text ; http://sparklette.net/travel/cambodia/siem-reap-angkor-wat-angkor-thom/

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