Mysteries of Angkor Wat – South Asian Wonder

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Cambodia is a destination with both stunning natural and historical attractions as well as interesting history. Whether it’s luxury holidaymakers or backpackers there is an array of exciting adventures and places to experience and visit.

Overview

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious monument. It’s a thrilling UNESCO World Heritage Site that is more than amazing to explore. Angkor Wat was featured as part of the National Flag in 1850. This is the only national flag, apart from Afghanistan, that features a national monument.

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Dennis JarvisCambodia 2638B – Angkor WatCC BY-SA 2.0

Angkor Wat

Located in the province of Siem Reap, Angkor Wat is one of the biggest attractions. Majority of the luxury hotels in Siem Reap the likes of Anantara Angkor Resort focus on the main attractions in this area and organize excursions for its guests.

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Mark FischerAngkor Wat Aerial View Siem Reap Cambodia 2011CC BY-SA 2.0

What the Name Denotes

The name Angkor Wat translates to ‘city of temples’ and also ‘temple city’. A name that well justifies the place, for even now, new shrines and temples are being discovered.

History and Architecture

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world spreading across 162.6 hectares. This magnificent work of art was created during the Khmer period. It was the Khmer capital in the 12th century. The temple is a living example of the classical Khmer style of architecture.

Damon Starky is a creative nomadic travel writer, who is well informed and experienced on a wide range of interests that would connect to the needs of any type of traveler. Google+

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