Ankor Vat
Angkor Wat (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត) is a Hindu temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yasodharapura (Khmer: យសោធរបុរៈ, present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaivism tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated to Vishnu. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation. The temple is at the top 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, based on early Dravidian Architecture, with key features such as the Jagati. It is designed to represent Mount Meru, home of the devas in Hindu mythology: within a moat and an outer wall 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) 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 adorning its walls.
The modern name, Angkor Wat, means "Temple City" or "City of Temples" in Khmer; Angkor, meaning "city" or "capital city", is a vernacular form of the word nokor (នគរ), which comes from the Sanskrit word nagara (नगर).Wat is the Khmer word for "temple grounds", derived from the Pali word "vatta" (वत्त). Prior to this time the temple was known as Preah Pisnulok (Vara Vishnuloka in Sanskrit), after the posthumous title of its founder.

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Angkor Archaeological Park travel guide - Wikitravel
The most famous are the Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. Angkor Archaeological Park ...
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Angkor Wat: History of Ancient Temple | LiveScience
Oct 9, 2012 ... Description and history of Angkor Wat temple, one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed.
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Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century (113-5BC). Estimated construction time of the temple is 30 years by King Suryavarman II, dedicated to ...
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Angkor Wat (Khmer: អង្គ​រវត្ត) was first a Hindu, then subsequently, a Buddhist temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the  ...
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Oct 23, 2013 ... Caulfield School of IT/University of Sydney Greater Angkor Project/Monash Asia Institute ... In pictures: Angkor Wat; National Geographic News
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May 24, 2006 ... Eight centuries ago, the ancient city of Angkor was one of the largest in the ... that is survived only by its famous stone temple -- Angkor Wat.
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For the American thrash metal band, see Angkor Wat (band). ..... Huntington Archive of Buddhist and Related Art. College of the Arts, The Ohio State University.
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There is a single temple complex called “Angkor Wat,” located near Siem Reap in northeast Cambodia, but it has come to ... University of California Press.
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Jun 27, 2013 ... As a map derived from four billion laser measurements of Angkor slowly unfolded ... 1998 laid the groundwork for the University of Sydney's involvement in Angkor. ... An oblique view of Angkor Wat and its immediate environs.
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Jun 26, 2013 ... Image of Angkor Wat. Credit: Michael Coe. For more than one and a half centuries, explorers and scientists alike have relied on the machete to ...
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Pearl Harbor An Illustrated History
Pearl Harbor An Illustrated History
Dan Van Der Vat, John McCain and Tom Freeman, 2001
With photographs, paintings by Tom Freeman, and soldier and civilian testimonies, Pearl Harbor: The Day of Infamy An Illustrated History memorializes a day of bitterness, sorrow and resolve for many Americans. Author Dan van der Vat (The Good Nazi) finds that "America's worst military disaster" became "her greatest triumph."...
Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
Alison Behnke, 2008
Traces the history and development of one of the largest ancient structures in the world, Angkor Wat.
The Mysteries of Angkor Wat
The Mysteries of Angkor Wat
Richard Sobol, 2011
A guided tour by local children leads the author--and readers--inside an ancient Cambodian temple and around its ruins, where they explore the mysteries of the site and discover a little-known secret. 12,000 first printing.
Frommer's Vietnam: Including Angkor Wat
Frommer's Vietnam: Including Angkor Wat
Sherisse Pham, Charles Agar, 2008
Detailed, objective reviews of hotels and restaurants to suit any budget are accompanied by up-to-date coverage of sightseeing, nightlife, shopping, and local activities; dozens of maps; and expert trip-planning advice, in this premier ...
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Hiram Woodward, Ph.D. (1975) in History of Art, Yale University, is the Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. He is the author of The Sacred Sculpture of Thailand: the Alexander B. Griswold Collection, (the Walters Art Gallery, 1997).
Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia, from Angkor Wat ...
Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia, from Angkor Wat ...
Keat Gin Ooi, 2004
An in-depth, historical encyclopedia of Southeast Asia, with coverage from prehistoric times to the end of the 20th century for each country in the region.
The Modern Vat
The Modern Vat
Liam Ebrill, Michael Keen and Jean-Paul Bodin, 2001
Value-added tax, or VAT, first introduced less than 50 years ago, is now a pivotal component of tax systems around the world. The rapid and seemingly irresistible rise of the VAT is probably the most important tax development of the latter twentieth century, and certainly the most breathtaking. Written by a team of experts from the International Mo...
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Top 10 hotels, hostels and B&Bs near Angkor Wat, Cambodia | Travel | The Guardian
The hotels and hostels in Siem Reap – launch pad for Angkor Wat – include atmospheric resorts, family-friendly stays and budget options for backpackers, writes Lara Dunston
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Behind a temple in Angkor Wat, there's a small Cambodian god statue at the corner, a best place to sit and look up the greatness of the temple.
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Second in a series from the ruins and rivers of Southeast Asia A trip to Cambodia’s Angkor ruins surely is a bucket list event. Angkor Wat is the best preserved and most famous of the Angkor temples in Cambodia (Photos by David G. Molyneaux, TheTravelMavens.com) Angkor was home more than...
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Exploring The Temple Ruins of Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia | life to reset
For me to even attempt to write about the history or background of Angkor is an impossible task and something that is best read at Wikipedia, to even remember and correctly name the many temples inside this once magnificent kingdom is another tedious task, but for anyone who had a chance to stepped inside this…
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Mahendraparvata: Archaeologists Find 1200-Year-Old Lost City Near Angkor Wat | LOUNG UNG
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Ten days travel - Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Angkor Wat and possibly Yangon | Asia Forum | Fodor's Travel Talk Forums
I am planing a UA mileage trip to India in January (about 2 weeks in India) and would like to combine that with visits to Bali, KL, AW and Yangon over approx. 10 days. I have been to Bali before but not the others. I am looking for advice on how many days I need to allocate for each. Also, in Myanmar, should I go to Bagan or Yangon, if I am limited to one place? I have just started looking at Air Asia's cheap fares; I am also an BA Avios member and might use that to go from KUL or DPS to Chennai and back. Many thanks. Posted in the Asia forum
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