Angkor Wat

By Micah Roe

History of the Angkor Wat

The Angkor Wat was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II of the Khmer Civilization and is located in present day Cambodia. It was created between 802 and 1220 A.D. Its architectural style is unique to the Khmer Civilization. The entire "city" was just a large mas of temples for the Khmer. It was their Mt Olympus of the Hindu religion. The complex seems to be built mainly of sandstone blocks that were quarried less than 50 m away at the Khmer's holy mountain, Phnom Kulen. Most of the designs of their statues and towers are similar to many other Hindu places of worship still standing today. Despite it being of Hindu origin, today, Buddhist monks have called it their own.
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King Suryavarman II Himself

He was he King of the Khmer who ordered the construction of the Angkor Wat around 802 and 1220 A.D.
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