Angkor Wat
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Angor Wat, Cambodia
Angor Wat is the largest temple in the world and the world’s largest religious building constructed of stone. It is often described as one of the most extraordinary architectural creations ever built, with its intricate bas-reliefs, strange acoustics and magnificent soaring towers. The temple’s greatest sculptural treasure is its 2 meter high bas reliefs, around the walls of the outer gallery. t is the longest continuous bas reliefs in the world. In some areas, traces of paint and gilt that once covered the carvings can still be seen. There are scenes of legends, wars and everyday life, enhanced by carvings of nearly 2,000 apsaras, or celestial dancers. I expected to have some deep spiritual connection with Angor Wat but I did not. Instead I felt the imprints of history and stood in awe of the skill and artistry that covers ever inch of the buildings from an ancient Khmer universe that surpasses the imagination. For more info go to
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