Angkor Wat - Cambodia
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Mesmerising Angkor Wat
Probably no one goes to Cambodia these days without a visit to the Khmer temples of Angkor Wat. This isn't without reason. Built in the early 12th century by King Suryavarman II and dedicated to the god Vishnu, the temple complex is the largest religious monument in the world and one of the finest examples of high classical Khmer architecture. Angkor Wat, which means Temple City, has certainly seen its ups and downs over the centuries. First Hindu, then Buddhist, the complex has been ransacked, neglected and abandoned, requiring significant restoration, mainly in the way of removal of jungle vines and vegetation, before it came to look as it does in its current state. Today, Angkor Wat witnesses thousands of travelers, all eager to explore this vast expanse, much of which has yet to be discovered and excavated. As you meander through the jungle site, one fantastic piece of artwork appears after another - a truly mesmerising experience.
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