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Wind Rider on June 24, 2008

Thanks for your compliments, Dragon. You will like the area of Angkor Wat.

Greeetings, Peace Rider

nadia salina on July 14, 2008

Angkor Wat or Angkor Vat,

is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation—first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist.

he temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple.

It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 km (2.2 miles) long are three rectangular galleries, each raised above the next. At the centre of the temple stands a quincunx of towers.

Unlike most Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat is oriented to the west; scholars are divided as to the significance of this. The temple is admired for the grandeur and harmony of the architecture, its extensive bas-reliefs and for the numerous devatas (guardian spirits) adorning its walls.-wikipedia-

Regards,

nadia

Wind Rider on July 14, 2008

Nadia,

Many thanks for your visit and your very good information.

I do appreciate it !

Greetings from the road...

Wind Rider on August 13, 2011

Thanks hibbluck, it's beautiful, indeed !

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