Sights & Landmarks

What Everyone Is Saying About Angkor Wat

In addition to the temple, some of the most amazing works of art in Cambodia, or anywhere of the world, are from the temples. Here are some of the most amazing sculptures by the temples of Cambodia.

The Old Temple

The Old Temple at Angkor Wat was built by Suryavarman II (r 1112–52) – is the earthly representation of Mt Meru, the Mt Olympus of the Hindu faith and the abode of ancient gods. It was built of green stone from the Cambodian jungle. It consisted a main altar in the center of which a small window opened up into the central space.

Outside was a canopy from which rays of yellow light emanated. They were used to shine a bright light on the temples.

Visitors were able to see the building from many sides in order to reach it. The building was so amazing that they made a movie about it. Here is a picture about it.


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